Why is it that almost everyone seems to think that they have more time to say and do things – than they actually do?
So many folks take time for granite, meaning as though it is immensely abundant and unending. Procrastinating about sharing that precious commodity with loved ones, family, and or friends.
You cannot stop it, slow it down, or reverse its direction. (Regardless of what the Avengers did in the movie).
You do not appreciate it at all, when you are young. Seldom even thinking about it, unless you are going to be late to an event.
As you grow older, and start thinking about mortality, and how much time you might have left, or the terrible misfortune that some suffer from having it taken away so soon, it’s then that one begins to understand the importance of it.
We are all on the path, just at different points along the way. There have been, and continue to be, good times and bad times. There will remain long stretches of time that may even seem uneventful. There may be times when you wish you could do things over differently.
Ecclesiastes is identified with the following Chapter 3: Verses 1thru 8 –
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
It is wonderfully written, and yet lacks an important instruction relative to when?
Perhaps that is poetic in itself, and also instructional.
Maybe leaving off “when” to love, hate, embrace, keep, throw away, weep, laugh, dance, plant, heal, build, search …
Maybe, it isn’t relevant or necessary to be told “when”.
Just knowing that there IS a time for everything is comforting enough, as long as you trust in the word.
Embrace the gift provided to you, and make the most of it.