Friday, March 28, 2014

As Time Goes By


Every time my husband says...
"where does the time go?"
I say...
"into the past"

every moment the Lord gives us...
is a little piece of time that slips into the past...
and never more to be seen

and so, when I get up in the morning and walk the homestead...
this is how I must think...
because the Lord alone knows how much time on this earth age...
He has given to every creature that is born into time


some creatures are given a wee moment of time


others just a bit more


but, as grass that begins to wither as soon as it comes up from the ground...
so we all go by that way

in the meantime...
I will enjoy whatever amount of time the Lord gives me on this earth...
and watch my chickens...


enjoy their little antics



dry the coffee beans as we harvest them from the trees...


pick the fruit which the Lord is gracious to grow for our nutrition...


and in this case...
we have quite a few guavas to eat



along with some french cashew fruit...
both pretty as pictures and even better to taste



and with whatever more time God gives...
I will work in my kitchen...


multi-tasking at bottling raw honey from our hives...
shelling dry beans for storage



steeping sorrel calyxes for our daily juice...



and sweetening it with some of this wonderful honey the bees worked so hard to make


and by noon, there will be plenty of eggs ready to pick up...
because my hens have told me so


For we are but of yesterday,
and know nothing,
because our days upon the earth are a shadow...
Job 8:9

Man that is born of a woman is of a few days,
and full of trouble.
He cometh forth like a flower and is cut down:
he fleeth also as a shadow,
and continueth not.

Seeing his days are determined,
the number of his months are with Thee,
Thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass...
Job 14:1,2,5

So teach us to number our days,
that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Psalm 90:12

May your day or night find time in the Lord.

4 comments :

  1. You live in a tropical paradise, I can see. Your photos are beautiful and I like how you weave Scripture in to your post. That honey looks pretty in the bottles, and your chickens are good lookin' too.

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  2. What a beautiful post in pictures, words and scripture. What a lovely life you live.

    FlowerLady

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  3. Great thoughts, Jean.

    Your chickens are so pretty. We have 8 hens and are so thankful to get eggs every day! What a gift.

    Deanna

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  4. Truly inspiring--I second Flower Lady. Marantha

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