Tuesday, August 22, 2017

There is a Time - Bonita Y. McCoy

Ecclesiastes 3:1 (The Voice) “For everything that happens in life – there is a season, a right time for everything under heaven.”

Yesterday, a large portion of the country stopped to witness a solar eclipse. The next one will be in seven years on April 8th, 2024.

How do we know this? Because the moon and the sun and their rotations have a time. Not just anytime, but a God appointed time.

God set the rhythm of the heavens and the earth, giving each piece a particular time. When to spin, when to bloom, when to grow.

So much so that the spectacular event that so many participated in yesterday could be timed down to the minute. It came and went in God’s perfect timing.

The Bible tells us that the pieces of life have an appointed time. A time to be born, a time to wed, a time to build, a time to die.

These events don't occur before or after their appointed time.

So, if there is something we are waiting for – wrestling with - like a change in career, or to start a family, or maybe relief from a painful situation, take comfort in the knowledge that God knows and will work it out in His time.

God is not late.

Just as we couldn’t speed up or slow down the eclipse or change the time and date it occurred, we cannot speed up or slow down God’s promises to us.

God is faithful, and as Solomon tells us in Ecclesiastes, “I know God has made everything beautiful for its time.”

Waiting is hard, but much like the solar eclipse, when it's our time, God's glory will be seen. 

Crescent shapes created by the solar eclipse filtered through the trees.

Finding God's beautiful pieces of grace,