Time, Eternity and Clouds…

“Time is…
too slow for those who wait
too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve
too short for those who rejoice
but for those who love

Time is eternity” Henry Van Dyke

Have you ever marked time as you watched puff-ball clouds march across azure skies?

I have always been intrigued by clocks… and I am not exactly sure why. Maybe, it is because clocks come to life with each sing-song rhythm tick, tick, tick, tick. Or awakening to the sound of old grandfather, standing tall and proud, rattle his bones before the top of the hour.

I can’t imagine life without a clock. In fact, my house is full of them and the noisier they are, the better I like it. There is comfort in the steady, regular beats… who knows maybe it is a latent desire for the womb… cradled in sweet loves nest, next to each pulse of mothers warm and attentive heart.

I am quite convinced these are not the thoughts of my daughter who quietly endures each tinkle, chime, chirp and bong. Oh yes, and the cuckoos. In fact, just yesterday I bought a new one from a facebook friend. My husband is unaware of the transaction. He is going on a trip in a couple of days and won’t even notice its presence on his return. 😉

“It is beautiful how God has done everything at the right time. He has put a sense of eternity in people’s minds. Yet, mortals still can’t grasp what God is doing from the beginning to the end of time” (Ecclesiastes 3: 11).

Today, whenever you see a clock or as you contemplate azure skies and puff-ball clouds, think about time and eternity. God rules them both.

God has given each of us 24 hours each. What will you do with your portion, today?


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