Could a minute too soon change a whole destiny?
How about a second too late?
If we could have done anything differently, would that it matter?
Is our fate or destination set? Carved in stone?
There have been many times where I've wished I was a second late or a minute early. Have missed many opportunities and then live to realize I was better off missing them. The above dilemmas was written while watching 127 Hours at the beginning of this year, on the plane during our flight to Hawaii. It's the story of Aron Reister.
This rock... this rock has been waiting for me my entire life. It's entire life, ever since it was a bit of meteorite a million, billion years ago. In space. It's been waiting, to come here. Right, right here. I've been moving towards it my entire life. The minute I was born, every breath that I've taken, every action has been leading me to this crack on the out surface.
It's hard to believe that a few seconds in time can create a significant or a dreadful difference in our destinies.
A traffic ticket could have been avoided, had we weren't running late and had to rush.
An accident would have been avoided had we went straight to our destination instead of stopping at 7-11.
An early detection of cancer could have saved her life, had she gone in for an early examination.
Had he gotten on that plane, he'd be killed on that crash.
Is timing everything? Does every tick of the clock count? No, I don't believe our destinies are carved in stone. However, I do believe that timing whether perfect, late or early can make a world of a difference in each of our different destinies. .