If you’ve already experienced over four decades of birthdays, it may have started to feel as though time flies faster and faster. If you’re looking at things from the view of a young child or a teenager, it might seem that waiting for the next birthday or for getting a driver’s license takes almost forever. You can’t fight time, right.
A few years ago, we were on a road trip from Savannah to North Dakota. Two of our grandsons, both under ten at the time, rode with us. “When will we get there?” That was the question after about six hours on the road. It was already after the evening meal stop. They were getting tired of the ride. Of course, the “when” was still many hours away.
Our Heavenly Father tells us about time. One of the most familiar messages from Him is in the third chapter of Ecclesiastes.
For everything, there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven.
During these recent weeks, most of us have experienced a somewhat different flow to life. In that change, there may have come a less pressured feeling about time; there may have come a changed focus. The tic-toc of minutes and hours have always included shared smiles with family and friends. They have always chronicled both the triumph over difficulty and the warm joy of quiet victories. The rolling passage of the days has brought us to weddings and births as well as the shared comfort of a loved one has gone home.
There are beautiful blessings mixed within the folds of time. If you accept the thought, even these weeks of change have included unique blessings. The experience of not being able to attend church together has underlined, has emphasized the joy of shared Sunday morning worship. The moments of sequestered quiet have provided times to chat with God without the competition of a busy schedule.
Pastor Bob LeFavi
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