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Ecclesiastes 3:1,11 (HCSB) The Mystery of Time - There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven…. He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also put eternity in their hearts, but man cannot discover the work God has done from beginning to end.

 I was very close to my grandmother growing up. I used to ride my bike to her house almost every day. She taught me a lot over the years and we had lots of great conversations over the last few years of her life. Here in a few days, she will be gone eight years, but there is one thing she spoke to me that I have never forgotten. She always said wait until you turn fifty-ish fly’s after that. Grandma was around eighty- two when she passed, but she says from fifty on it was like she blinked and then was eighty.

I still have a few years before I make it to fifty, but I can’t help but think that things seem like they are flying right now. My hair is getting grayer by the day and Dalen just started college last week. Alivia is almost as tall as me and Allie is not far behind. Where has the time gone? It was just yesterday I was on Church St in White Plains playing with my Tonka truck in the front yard, the next day I was starting my first job and the next I was getting married to my awesome wife. I don’t know what is to come next but I do look forward to the next day. I know God has something great planned for our future.

It says in Ecclesiastes 3:1 There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens. The time has gone nowhere, it is here now. I don’t fear the past and I look forward to the future.  It also says in Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart: yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

Whatever you do don’t blink. Don’t miss a chance to tell someone you love them. Smile at that stranger you meet while you are walking down the street. Talk to God and laugh a bit. Say yes to your kids when they know you are going to say no. Do something that you have said you are going to do for the last 7 years. Find the fruit of the Spirit in the Bible and use them accordingly. Pour your heart out to God. I promise He is listening right now.

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