Time to turn the calendar to a New Year! What better way to start each day or week than by reading a Faithbook message? Take a look at them in the book, "My Faithbook Messages - Devotions to Like and Share." Order a copy from Amazon or directly from me at:
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made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s
an airport gate, one witnesses the many emotions of “hellos” and “goodbyes.” We
glow at joyful smiles of greeting and happy embraces for arrivals; we sadden at
the long kisses and tearful hugs of those departing. Life is hello. . .life is
goodbye. It’s the constant tension of casting on and letting go. King Solomon
put it this way in chapter three of Ecclesiastes: “everything has its season. .
.a time to plant and a time to pluck up. . .a time to embrace and a time to
refrain.” (v. 3:1, 2b, 5b)
As we turn
the page to a new year, we have a choice—to greet it with hope and joy, letting
go the past, or to keep standing at the gate, hanging on to regrets. As Time
begins to write in our New Year’s blank book, let us look to embrace one word: opportunity.
Let us seek it on days when clouds veil its appearance and let us greet it on
days when it arrives skipping in the sunshine. Let us meet it as God’s way of
allowing us to discover all the possibilities it holds. Solomon recognizes
God’s offering to do his part when he says, “He has made everything beautiful
in its time.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11a) Talk about possibilities!
Time records our earthly journey, we sense there is a place of timelessness, a
place of only “hellos,” a place the wise King says God has put in our hearts, a
place called eternity, our home in heaven forever as adopted children of God
through Christ. Until then, we can appreciate all the prospects any passing
moment offers as God-given.
How do you
view the future? With anticipation, hope, or fear? How can placing your trust
in God help you view it from His perspective?