Hour Glass



There are 1,440 minutes in a day.  We go from moment to moment, just living our lives, without much thought of the day.

There are three things are happening as you read this, the past, the present, and the future is happening.  With every tick of the clock.  With every second that passes, the present becomes the past and the present becomes the future.  The words that you are reading in a second, will be in the past and we step into the future.  As the clocks tick.  As the earth rotates around the sun, time is happening.  The seasons change with every tick of the clock. 

December 21st marks the winter solstice.  June 21st marks the summer solstice.  March 21st and September 21st marks the equinox.  We march to time.  We are governed by calendars and time.  We have appointments to keep.

We have schedules to make.  We live a regimented, time keeping life.  It’s all about time.  What do you spend your time doing?  What does your time mean to you?  “This is your life, this is your time.”

The Bible says in Ecclesiates 3:1-8

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.

When things happen in our life, we say, that life happens. But, in the midst of tragedies, there are no accidents.  It has been said; “Everything happens for a reason.  Live it, Love it, Learn from it!

We don’t sit at the beginning of every year and schedule the bad times, they just happen.  We have no control on life.  There are a lot of things that are out of our control.  We can’t change the times.  We can’t change the past.  We can’t rewrite, rewind, or go back in time.  It was a time that came and a time that has gone. 

So what do we do when the storm clouds roll in.  We need to be prepared.  You never know when that storm comes raging through, but you spent time in preparing for the storm.  You are prepared for the worst. 

Hosea 10:12; “Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.”

It’s all about the preparation for the times of the unknown.  It is time to pray.  It is time to read the Bible.  It is time to seek God

When God happens in our lives, it changes everything.  What we once were, we are now, forever changed.

“Life doesn’t happen to you, it happens through you!” When the bad times come your way, have faith in God.  Trust that God is working all things out for your good.  Spending time with God makes all things better.  It won’t change the situation or circumstance, but it will change the way you look at life. 

God knows the end from the beginning.  He is not controlled by time or a calendar.  He is alpha and omega, the beginning and the end. 

Pastor Hatter

Steve Hatter

Pastor | Life Tabernacle | Hastings, MN

Pastor at Life Tabernacle. Husband to Tammy & Father to Kyle & Katie.

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