I like to be on time for things. It bugs me when people are late. I was raised to be punctual, so I am very aware of time. The author of Ecclesiastes is aware of time today also, but in a slightly different way. He knows that there is a time and a place for everything; that God is doing something different now than he was before. It is our task not just to be merely punctual in observing these times and seasons, but more so to be mindful of them. So often we fly from one thing to the next, hardly giving anyone or anything a second thought. The wisdom writer would have us be mindful, would have us be open to what God is doing in this moment, and to respond accordingly. What is God doing in your life, right now?
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