When I meditate on the words of wisdom spoken in the teachings represented in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, I am reminded of the borrowed time we live on day-to-day. There is a time for all things and whether or not we choose to use our time wisely or frivolously, it still ticks on, second after second, minute by minute.
Regardless of what time zone you live in, the climate still changes, the seasons still come and we still get older than we were yesterday. We are on notice and it’s time to get up, time to unite, time to make a difference, time to make great strides and time to stop wasting time. There are many things that we have the power of control over, but time is not one of them. Right now, at this moment we have the time to make a positive impact in someone’s life, whether it’s through an act of kindness, companionship or empowerment.
As we look at the new moon that represents the time of a new phase in the heavens, the new buds and flowers that announce the arrival of spring or the sunrises and sunsets that indicate a day has come and gone, we realize that time waits for no one, and to everything there is a season. Today, use your time wisely.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which 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 get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, 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 of war, and a time of peace.
– Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (KJV)