Monday, November 23, 2015

The Essence of Time

Time is a word that we use to describe the minutes, hours, days, months, years and centuries that are contained within.  Throughout this framework of time, there is movement of life experiences and discoveries that create memories and the sum total of living both individually and collectively.  Without getting complicated, time allows the unfolding of human behavior, for good or for bad, and advancement in civilization itself.  Our technology steadily makes amazing increase yet human condition across the globe has not kept up the pace.  Peace and good will among humanity gets lost in the pockets of extremism, greed and power. Encased in the ions of time, history sorely repeats itself in horrific illustrations of what mankind can do to mankind.... all in the name of what!  The cause or ideology becomes smeared with blood, ashes and pain of violence in corrupted belief, leaving an abhorrence in the pages of time.  

There is a rather sobering thought in Genesis 4, which contains the narrative of Cain and Abel, describing the first blood spilled on the land as a result of one brother killing the other.   Scripture states that this very blood cried out to the Lord from the land.  This issue of life in the form of blood now fell into a soiled death.  Since that time and throughout the centuries, our earth must make a formidable cry unto the Universe.  How ironic that in the beginning of creation, God took this same dust of the earth and fashioned man calling him Adam.

A paradox exists in noble accounts showing the best of humanity deemed worthy to write about as a tribute to the betterment of mankind.  Those who have lived their lives quietly and those who are renowned define the transitions throughout time to constitute God's intention in the respect and honor of all of His creations.  They brought honor in their time and taken risks to bring change to improve a broken world.   As time marches on from the past to the present and into the futurethe 'hallelujah' cry resonates for the awakening of the secret chord in the search for harmony and peace among nations. 

I conclude this post with a reminder that within the context of time, a familiar scripture that is potent in its simplicity states...."Be still and know that I am God"  from Psalm 46:10.   Time can be transcended into the Eternal where no time exists.

Until we meet again on Monday, December 7th,  have a blessed Thanksgiving  and let us not take for granted the privileges in freedom that we enjoy in these United States of America.  God protect her, guide her and guard her, so that Lady Liberty continue to be the beacon of light to the world.

Check this link for the Hallelujah song by Leonard Cohen in reference to the secret chord.... a beautiful song with a reflective message....

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