Curled up on the couch with his sketchbook in hand, my son asked, “Mom, if you had a super power, what would it be?”
Within seconds, I replied, “I’d be able to control time. I would fast forward, pause, slow down, and rewind the hands of the clock at will. My name would be Captain Tick Tock.”
Clearly, I had thought about this before.
With raised eyebrows, he studied me for a few seconds as if seeing me anew. “Wow, Mom,” that’s actually a really good one.”
“I know, right?”
He went back to his pages filled with superhero drawings. I had a feeling Captain Tick Tock was about to be added there.
Just before bed, I spotted the finished drawing on the coffee table
As I admired my son’s artwork, I reflected on how many times over the years I had longed for Tick Tock’s powers…
When the kids were little, I would have handed over serious bank in order to fast forward the day to “Daddy’s home o’clock”. When the kids got a little older, I would watch them learning and playing together, and wished that I could hit the pause button to freeze time at that perfect place. Now that I have so many years behind me, I find myself fantasizing about rewinding the clock so I could re-do, re-think, or re-visit my past.
- Stressed while behind an elderly lady in line while she fuddled with her “pocketbook” —fast forward!
- Panicked after noticing that my youngest child is at the brink of adolescence — pause, please!
- Angry at myself when I knowingly passed up an opportunity to love my husband — rewind, right quick!
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 2 Peter 3:9