All posts tagged: 2015

“To Make An End Is To Make A Beginning”

Why is time divvied up into all the relevant portions? Centuries and decades and years and months and weeks and days and hours and minutes and seconds. Of course there’s the importance of measuring time for recording purposes. But time has been measured before we had instruments to measure it with. Nature measures time through seasons, life cycles, tides and shifting sands. You can measure the age of a tree by counting the rings in a cross-section of its trunk, a horse by the length of its teeth. Time propels us forward – the hands of the clock keep cycling, pushing us to the next and the next and the next. I believe there is a spiritual reason for the measures of time locked within nature. Humanity has borrowed these calculations to construct the rigid framework we build our lives around. But perhaps we forget their more organic purpose. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” we read in 2 Corinthians 5:17. The pattern of God’s love …