The Bible tells us there is a time for everything under the sun, but it doesn’t tell us just how quickly the time passes sometimes. The familiar cry of ‘where has the summer gone?’ is something that we will all have heard said in the last few days. Many of those plans that we had for clearing out cupboards and re-arranging gardens and organising ourselves for the winter to come are still just that — plans! Of course ou may have done better than I, but in my case it’s pretty much the same each year. I plan to do so much during the warm summer weather and either the weather doesn’t live up to expectations or the spare time is soaked up by something unexpected.
Is there something we can at least learn from this?
Perhaps the most important lesson is to remember that time is just about the most precious thing that we have. We have been given just a short time to spend on this lovely earth and, as Christians, we believe that God, as the author of all things, is also the creator of time itself. It’s up to u to use our time wisely and compassionately!
As we approach autumn and contemplate the shorter days of winter, is there some way we can spend our time helping someone else? For busy people the time goes just too fat, but for those dreading the loneliness of long dark days, or who are too elderly or infirm to get out the time hangs heavy. There are opportunities to help with our visits to those in Cooriedoon or to be a part of our monthly services at our sheltered housing complex in Lamlash. Please think prayerfully about how you can share just a little of your precious gift of time this autumn and winter with someone who would really appreciate it.
Bless you all,