Thursday, June 4, 2009


“He has made everything appropriate to its time, and has put the timeless into their hearts, without men’s ever discovering, from beginning to end, the work which God has done. I recognized that there is nothing better than to be glad and to do well during life.” Ecclesiastes 3:11,12

God gives us the gift of time with one another. We may think we never have enough time but in God’s time everything fits. We squander time, wish we had more time or lose time but in God’s time the work that truly needs done, will get done. In God’s time, all will be well and we shall be glad. Life works when we take our eyes off the clock and keep watch with God.

As I entered my grandparent’s TV room, the clock was always right on top of the television, on the right side. No matter where they lived the clock was always in the same place. My grandmother would turn it on and if it were working correctly the light inside would show a waterfall coming down over a ridge. The movement was simple. There was no great splashing or appearances of rafts or people or even branches about to go over the edge. Just the simple continuous flow of the water. The time on the clock meant nothing. I couldn’t even say that the clock worked if the waterfall didn’t because it was the beauty of the falls I cared about, not the time.

My grandparents were just like that clock that sat upon their television. They were just simply continually there for us grandchildren. No matter when I might show up at their house or when I might call to talk, they were always there. They simply had time for us to visit. There was never anything really spectacular about the time we spent with them or the talks we had or the dinners we shared. They were glad to see us and glad to know we were doing well.

Pass along the gift of time with one another. Simple time.

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