Punk Rock band, Green Day’s popular song, “Good riddance (Time of your life)” has the following lyrics repeat quite a bit throughout their song – “It’s something unpredictable but in the end it’s right. I hope you had the time of your life.” While this song was quite popular during its day (late 90s) and its music is kind of romantic, the change I would like to make to the lyrics, is as follows: “It’s something predictable (not unpredictable) and (not but) in the end it’s right. I know (not hope) that I would’ve had the time of my life” and instead of Good Riddance entitle it Good Relationship (Time of my life). Let me explain.
The Bible states in Genesis 18:10 and Genesis 18:14 that the Lord told Abraham, that the Lord will certainly return to Abraham according to the time of life and that Sarah, Abraham’s wife shall have a son. Sarah laughs in her amusement of what she felt was absurd, failing to realize that when the Lord returns, it will be according to the time of life – as he has planned – and even the improbable is a surety and the impossible possible.
Points to ponder:
When the Lord returns to us, it is Good relationship and it is the time of our life. That is not unpredictable and in the end it is right – I know that with God with us (Emmanuel), we would have had the time of our life. Do you have the time of your life? In other words, is the Lord in your life?
Genesis 18:10, 14 (KJV)
10 And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.
14 Is any thing too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.