Friday, November 16, 2012

A time to be.....

I awoke this morning to a private message with the news of airstrikes and very close calls. Then to hear the news of a dear sweet friend's unexpected death. Today has been a day of trying my best to grasp life while juggling mine. Mine consist of a very demanding 5 year old,a husband who is still healing from surgery while awaiting the next, a son overseas...among the airstrikes, bills, dishes, Etsy orders that need to be finished asap and a grandbaby due at any moment. Yes, my head is spinning!

Unexpected moments have a way of forcing you into reality. Is there a such thing as reality anymore? We run run run but never really seem to catch our breath. What good does all the running do anyway? Wasted time doing meaningless things. I get so caught up with the doing that the doing has stolen the valuable moments of life. The moments of investing in those friendships. The moments of really living life with the ones we love. Who cares if the floors are dirty and the sink is full? Life is way too short to waste on petty things and attitudes. When is the last time you told that friend how much you loved them? When is the last time you cut out all the business of life to just enjoy being with that friend or family member?

Today I lost a friend and quite possible almost lost a son. I had a friend tell me this evening that she was up at 1am cleaning up after a sick child. As she was cleaning she began to pray. Praying for our son. Little did she know at that exact time missiles were flying over the city in which he now lives. I am now determined that when faced with a real tough moment I'm going to just face the battle and pray...pray like there is no tomorrow. There's nothing like fighting an unpleasant moment while changing eternity.

The day that started with bombs and a death has ended with a time of learning and growing. Reflection. A time to just be lost in His unfailing love and mercy. God only knows what tomorrow may bring. Praying for His eyes to help me see the turning of the hands on time.


A Time for Everything....Ecclesiastes 3

3 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:

2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.