A couple of pastors were working on a computer presentation recently and found themselves spending (wasting) a bit of time staring at the little hourglass cursor while the computer was caught in some eternal loop of logic. One of the pastor’s said, “When we get to heaven, I don’t think we’ll spend any time staring at hourglasses.”

“That’s true,” the other replied, “unless maybe we’ll understand the physics involved well enough to make the experience meaningful.”

Perhaps the things around us are not as trivial as we think. Maybe what makes certain things seem like a “waste” of time is really a problem of perspective or knowledge. The revelation of Creation is deep and multileveled, and we humans don’t see the hand of the Creator in it simply because we lack the faith to look. We breathe God’s air as though it belongs to us, and this trivializes all the miracles involved.