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This too shall pass—a phrase we use to bring comfort when wishing to skip ahead of difficult times. It holds much more meaning than that though. This statement reminds us that both good and bad times pass quickly by. And if we are not careful time will slip through our fingers without our even noticing.

Busyness is a distractor; pain makes us long for time to go faster; boredom makes us lust for something other.

God wants to use all our days for our good and His glory; there are lessons to be gained through every situation. With God nothing is ever wasted. Instead of rushing through life and hastily pushing past, let us pause and reflect on the precious gift of time.

Let’s lift our heads from our phones and computers and notice the people right around us.

Let’s greet each other with a sincere welcome and warm hello, relishing our moments together.

Let’s do more than hear the words that someone is speaking; let’s enter into the moment and truly listen to what they are saying.

Let’s get out of our comfort zones and into the great outdoors. Let’s explore this amazing planet that the Lord has created.

Let’s feel the grainy sand between our toes, the damp grass beneath our feet, the cool breeze on our cheeks, and gaze upon the wondrous beauty before our eyes. Let’s stand in awe of God’s creation and give Him worship and praise.

Let’s come before His throne and ask Him what He wants to teach us; what He wants us to tuck in our hearts and take with us as we journey along. Each moment is a priceless treasure not meant to be squandered, but thoroughly appreciated and grasped.

Our season on earth is fleeting, so let us stand fully in the moment aware of sovereign God’s Presence and grateful for the gift of time.

Let us be wholly present and marvel at our surroundings.

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.”

Taking in the view from Boboli Gardens in Florence Italy.


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