Monday, June 13, 2011

TIME precious time is. Time is a gift . What we do with it says alot about who we are and what we are about.
Right now time has become a mystery to me.
Yesterday at 4:05pm, my watch stopped. My trusty little timex watch.

And time stood still. I was thinking I was so efficient doing my one on one summer staff evaluations until someone pointed out to me that it was 1 1/2 hrs later than 4:05. I didn't realize how much I used my watch. At camp, I am always looking at it to see what time it is and where I should be. And well today, I have been late twice already and feel a bit disconnected all because the battery in my watch decided to stop.
I actually went to town in Williams to see if I could easily get a battery. But NO...many watch batteries were seen, but none that fit my watch.
So time remains a mystery to me today.
But also on other days it does too. What do I do with my time?? Do I use it wiesly? Or do I act as if I had all the time in the world? and possibly waste it?
This week, time seems of the essence. I have 26 evaluations I need to do and then now I have 4 days left with this wonderful staff of 52 summer staff kids. I want to spend as much time with them as possible and squeeze in every precious moment that I can.
Which today seems like quite the task.But I don't want to miss this time, I want to take advantage of every single hour that I am given.
And then there is time in general...which we all have. And what we do with our time is our own responsibility. How much time have I wasted in my life??? Probably alot and now I am realizing as i get older, that time truly is a precious gift.
Just this week one of my dear friends was told of 2 of his friends death within 10 minutes of each other.
We don't know how much time each of us has. And we do not appreciate the time we do have. It really is a gift.
Only God knows how much time each person has and yet we need to treasure all the time we do have.
The book of Ecclesiastes says that "there is a time for everything...a time to be born and a time to die". I know from my many years as a nurse, that someone is being born right now as I type and someone has ended their live on earth.
What we do with the space in between our birth and our death is what really matters.
Am I using that time for God? To bring Him glory? To tell those that struggle and cope with life that HE alone is their hope? That HE exists beyond our time and has been God from Ages past into eternity?
This brief bit of time without a watch has made me realize that time itself is a very precious commodity. Oh how I want to make the most of all the time I am given. and i want you too to realize that life is short. Try to savor life with a deep reverance and appreciation for all the time we are given.

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