A taste of FAITH, a touch of LAUGHTER.
Day 16, An Attitude of Gratitude
Dec 16, 2012
Today I am thankful for time. What an interesting thing it is!
Time is a measure, but it can also be “felt”. It appears to expand and contract, passes so slowly or ever so quickly. Somehow it seems there is never enough time, when really there is ALWAYS enough if we make it so.
Time does make us formulate and solidify our priorities. Anyone can tell a great deal about us by how we spend our time. Think about that….
From God’s perspective, time is infinite, eternal. He is the I AM, the always present. To us, in our natural selves, it is finite, with a beginning and an end, but as children of God we can develop an eternal perspective, because we know this life is not all there is. That changes things.
Time really is a wonderful gift from God and it is truly precious. As my life goes by, I am learning not to take it for granted, because as I grow older, I realise it is short, much shorter than I thought!
The bible says that we are to “redeem the time”. To me, that means getting my priorities in order and making sure the important things get done, before I run out of time or opportunity in my life on this earth.
Right now, I’m thankful for a visit with my son, Ken, and so looking forward to my time with my granddaughter, Jayden. I hope also to see my son Tallon soon. This Christmas, I am hoping we will be together as a family unit in a way we have not experienced since James passed away.
I am glad that in grief and loss, time is the major healer. I’m glad for the opportunity this year to regroup in both our immediate family and in our extended family.
As I think about time, I am reminded of this passage in the bible and I think it says it all, so I will leave you with this…..
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.”(Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 ESV)
Take time to smell the roses… 😉