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Friday, September 28, 2012

A time to keep your head down

Time, it is said, is nature's way of making sure everything doesn't happen at once.

Qoheleth, on the other hand, suggests that time is God's way of keeping us too busy to notice what He's up to:
I have seen the business that God has given to mortals to be busied about. God has made everything appropriate to its time, but has put the timeless into their hearts so they cannot find out, from beginning to end, the work which God has done.
Which, when you think about it, is an act of great loving-kindness. Who of us has faith strong enough to survive if we knew exactly what God is working on in us today?