Ecclesiastes 3:11 (New International Version)
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
Is your life full and busy? Perhaps, too busy? Sometimes we fill our lives so full we don't have time for the important things. At such times I remember a story about a young girl and her bank.
The little girl's father had just given her a silver dollar to put into her bank. She excitedly ran off to her room to "deposit" the coin. However, in a few minutes she returned and handed the silver coin back to her father.
"Daddy," she said sadly, "here's your dollar back. I can't get it into my bank."
"Why not?" her concerned father asked.
"It's too full," she said, obviously disappointed.
Her father accompanied her back to her room and, sure enough, her bank was too full to accept even one more coin. It was filled with pennies!
Sometimes our lives are like that bank. So full of errands, obligations and activities that neither nurture us nor help anyone else, that there simply is no room left for what is truly important -- the silver dollars.
Grenville Kleiser has said, "To live at this time is an inestimable privilege, and a sacred obligation devolves upon you to make right use of your opportunities. Today is the day in which to attempt and achieve something worthwhile."
Have you made room for any large coins in your bank; for those things you believe to be worthwhile? If not, you may have to remove a few pennies, but I suspect you will never know they are gone!
Dear Lord we pray that we would recognize the important things in our live. Help us not fill up our time so we have time for the things that are really important. In Jesus’ name, Amen.