The Gift of Time

By Ralphine Major

There never seems to be enough of it. Time. I have often thought that time plays tricks on our minds. One minute it seems like there is a world of time before the start of something; the next minute it has all but disappeared!

We are blessed with several hours in a day, several days in a week, several weeks in a month, and several months in a year. The years multiply into decades. Yet, they can seem to evaporate in a blink. There is time for work and jobs. There is time for worship. There is time for recreation and rest. There is time for family, fellowship, and celebrations. There is time to enjoy the simple pleasures in life—enjoying a beautiful sunset in the evening or a spectacular sunrise in the early morning, listening to the happy songs of birds, watching snowflakes fall quietly from the sky on a winter day, or soaking in the sweet smell of honeysuckles in summer or the fresh smell of raindrops in spring. In a few weeks, Daylight Saving Time will once again require our clocks to spring forward at this time of year. This is done to “save” an hour of daylight at day’s end, and it seems to make the day longer. Still, there are only twenty-four hours in a day. Perhaps, it is what we make of our time that is most important, rather than how much we have. Time is fleeting—enjoy all your time for it is those special moments in time that mean the most.

Words of Faith: “And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.” Genesis 1:5 (KJV).