This is a fantastically creative story about time travel. The author does a great job of making it believable and entertaining. Yet the book is so much more.
The government puts together a research program to see if time travel is possible, and when it proves to be, they begin using it to not only research history, but change history so that our lives today are “better”. The author raises ethical questions about government power that we have long dealt with, but takes them to the next level. If we could change history, should we? Who is to decide what is better? Could we foresee all the ramifications of such actions?
These questions are set in a story that carries us along, rooting for the good guys. At times, the story bogs down in miniscule descriptions of numerous buildings in New York City, interesting only to the native New Yorker who loves historical architecture. However, this is a story I enjoyed immensely, as well as a story that got me thinking. The myriad of unpredictable twists and turns kept me turning pages to the very end, and I am glad it did.
The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade at
your right hand. Psalm 121:5
In order for a tree or any plant to grow and bear
fruit, its seed must first be planted in the ground and die. In order for
spiritual fruit to appear in our lives, we must first be planted in the Word of
God and then die to self. In the face of chastening, adversity, discipline, and
affliction, God’s Word nourishes our lives and fruit begins to appear. But it
doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and patience.
Joseph would never have been of use to God had he not
been sold into slavery by brothers who hated him, and then wrongly accused by
Potiphar, who put him in prison. Even after he had told Pharaoh’s cupbearer he
would be restored to the kings’ court and asked him to tell Pharaoh of his
unjust imprisonment, Joseph had to wait two more years for release from prison.
As we wait upon the Lord, He may sometimes seem slow
in coming to help us, but He never comes too late. His timing is always
Are you in a season of waiting? Don’t let it be a wasted season. Study God’s Word so that your roots grow deep, and spend time in prayer so that you recognize His voice when it’s time to move.