Time is an interesting topic since it affects us all differently depending on where we are in our life’s journey. After spending many years on an Island, the term “on Island Time” comes up often, which is a different way of keeping time, like showing up whenever and being totally relaxed. There are also the many sayings surrounding time, such as “time is money," “the time is now," “time is precious," “time heals," “don’t waste your time," or “the right time." But, the one that resonates with me right now is that “time flies."
My daughter has just finished High School. To me, she was just a baby yesterday. I can still remember everything about her growing up and to think that she will be going away to College soon is surreal, to say the least. I remember people always saying that they grow up so fast and cherish every moment. Now I say the same thing to others; time flies in the blink of an eye.
Each year we experience certain things that we can always count on. Things like seasons, holidays, or birthdays. I know I can always count on the time of year when the Ospreys come to our nest to have babies or when the turtles start laying eggs on our beaches. So there are the predicted times and the unexpected times that make life exciting and challenging.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 in the Bible sort of sums it all up.
There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven:
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,
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.
We cannot conquer the time as it is beyond our control. Our lives will continue to have times of joy and sadness, pleasure and pain, harmony and conflict, and life and death. This is called the life cycle, and we need to trust it and know that there is always an ultimate plan.
My affirmation for you this week is;
“I will cherish every moment in time, knowing that each is unique and cannot be replaced.”