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Time

Time is the essence of bittersweet…
A work day is long...
A vacation day isn't long enough...
We spend our childhood rushing time so we can grow up...
We spend our adulthood wishing time would slow down so we can stay young...
As young professionals we are told we need more time to qualify for such and such...
As older professionals we are told we have too much time under our belts for ______ ...

I believe time could definitely be viewed as a double edged sword.
Time is a hard concept.
Consider how long it takes a child to reach his or her first understanding of time.
Now, consider how even as adults we often say 'I don't understand where the time goes'.

Time is fleeting.
Beyond our control.
Beyond our grasp.

I am thankful the Bible teaches us about time.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 "There is a time for everything; and a season for every activity under the Heavens."
I could spend numerous words and blog posts on this one verse.
Today I just want to share that this verse can be a great comfort when we are in a season of hardship. 
No season lasts forever.

Another point I believe is demonstrated in the bible by our Creator is the framework of time.
God set time parameters on purpose.
The day's end is God's way of restricting our wok and giving us time to rest.
The night's end is God's way of protecting us.

He gives us dawn as a reprieve from the dangers of the dark and an opportunity to live another day to begin again anew.
"My soul waits for the Lord more than the watchmen waits for the dawn indeed more than the watchmen waits for the dawn." Psalm 130:6
A watchmen in biblical times was a man who was a guard... I can only imagine if as a guard waiting and protecting a city gate. How great it must feel to see those first rays of sun light in the early dawn of the day.

John 1:5 "The light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not comprehend it."
Praise Jesus for being our Light.
2 Peter 3:8 "With the Lord a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years are like a day."
Praise God for He is the Creator of time.
He is the Everlasting.
Time is in His hands. 

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