Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NIV)
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, 8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
God, our Father, the creator of the universe and all things within it, is the author of life.
We, as humans, run the daily race of life, against the clock of time, ‘making everyday count’, using phrases such as ‘YOLO’ – you only live once, constantly aware and sometimes frightened that our time on this earth is going to run out, that there isn’t ‘enough time’ or that things are happening at the ‘wrong time’.
When you have a relationship with your maker, you have no need to worry about this man-made, abstract concept that we call time because we know that His timing is perfect.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV)
Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.
“God has perfect timing, never early, never late. It takes a little patience and a lot of faith but it’s worth the wait.”