Time

march 31st sunrise 027

Time is a measure of joy and of pain,
An allotment for seasons, for sun and rain.
Beginning and end is the breadth of time’s span –
Time on earth has a limit for man.

The Creator, all-wise and knowing all things,
Made time for us here to bring us to Him.
He set our clocks to run their course;
Nothing can change the Hand and its force.

No one knows when the time will be spent,
When this life and the world will come to their end.
Lord, teach me today that tomorrow can wait,
And that tears over yesterday might be to late.

pier in the early morning sun

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
 a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
 a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
 a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
 a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (ESV)
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(Pictures and poetry, Heidi Viars, 2017)

About Heidi Viars

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth ...” ― C.S. Lewis ..... In my pursuit of self, I found utter darkness. In my pursuit of truth, I found Jesus, who dispelled the darkness by His forgiveness. Now I follow Him and try to understand Him better. I am a wife, mother of 6, blogger and love taking photographs of sunrises.
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12 Responses to Time

  1. Debbie says:

    I really loved his and especially those last two lines! Thank you, Heidi! God has to keep working on me and my time issues!

  2. Thank you, Heidi, for this reminder to remember that time is a gift–metered out by a sovereign and good God. So very grateful for His generosity!

  3. Such beautiful wisdom here! I love it.

  4. Nancy Ruegg says:

    I’m praising God at this moment that long ago he “made time for me here to bring me to Him.” For over sixty years I have known Jesus as my Savior. I cannot imagine doing life without him–his love, joy, peace, comfort, guidance, and more. With Deborah I pray her beautiful prayer, that He will give me wisdom to accept His truths ever more passionately–while I still have breath. Thank you for the beauty of your words and photos, Heidi!

  5. Agreeing with Deborah Ann x

  6. Deborah Ann says:

    Beautiful Heidi . . . just as your soul is. May God give all of us the wisdom to accept His truths while we still have breath! ~ Blessings to you and yours ~

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