A Time for Every Matter

When my daughter was very young, we enjoyed how easily she could remember and repeat any variety of prompts.  We taught her to say, “This is Just to Say” by William Carlos Williams, sing any number or songs, and this particular gem:

  We’d ask her, “What time is it?”  to which she would answer joyfully, “4:30.”

“It’s not late,” we’d prompt.  Her response, “No, no.  Just early, early, early.”  Ah, fun with the Spin Doctors…

What time is it?  Is it time for working, resting, playing, discerning?  It is time for doing or being?  Is it time to run, or maybe sit awhile?  Is it time for planning, implementing, starting over?

This week as we wrap up our Busy series, we consider the classic written by Pete Seeger made famous by the Birds, “Turn, Turn, Turn,” or rather Ecclesiastes 3, ” For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.”  As you consider your calendar and daily schedule, is your time set by your responsibility to others, your desire for success or worthiness, or is it set to allow time for rest, growth, loved ones, soul tending?

I’ll see you on Sunday,

Pastor Heather


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