It is Time to Become

Good morning!

This morning my nephew posted on Facebook “Time to pretend to be an adult!” He graduates today from University and begins the next stage of his journey. Over the past few weeks and stretching to the end of June many others will be having these same thoughts. It’s graduation season – a time of transition. Some will be excited and scared as they look to the next step in the educational process – heading off to University or perhaps beginning another degree. Some will be excited and scared as they step out of the formal education process and look to beginning work in their chosen field. Times of transition can be empowering and energizing, they can also scare the living daylights out of you! There is possibility and uncertainty as you enter a different phase in life.

As I sit here and think of graduation and all that brings, what rests in my soul is the passage of time. As my nephew reflected, time to become (or at least pretend to become) an adult. As we move through each transition it is now “time” for something else. These thoughts took me to my favourite book and author, “ The Prophet” by Kahil Gibran. In that book we find these words:

“And an astronomer said, Master, what of time? And he answered You would measure time the measureless and immeasurable. You would adjust your conduct and even direct the course of your spirit according to hours and seasons. Of time, you would make a stream upon whose bank you would sit and watch its flowing. Yet the timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness. .And knows that yesterday is but to-day’s memory and to-morrow is to-day’s dream. And that which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered thre stars into space.

But if in your thought you must measure time into seasons, let each season encircle all the other seasons, and let to-day embrace the past with remembrance and the future with longing.”

Each of us, whether we are graduating from the formal education process, or graduating from one place of understanding to the next, or from one phrase of life to another, are in that “time” to become. I love that phrase – “let today embrace the past with remembrance and the future with longing”. These words speak to my soul and remind me that everything that came before this moment has built the foundation upon which I stand. In remembering I will draw on knowledge, strength and insights gained in time that is now behind me and they usher me into the future. I am also reminded that there is so much more yet to come – possibilities that are infinite; knowledge yet to be discovered; and dreams that are waiting to be realized!

It is time to become… May it be so!

Blessings
Valerie

Reminder:

This Sunday – CELEBRATION TIME!!!! We are having a party! Our youth and Conference delegates will share the adventures of the past weekend! We will celebrate our children and bring Sunday School to a close for the summer! Worship! Food! Fun! Games!! ( psst. I’m told there will be a bouncy castle!!!!!) A DAY YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS!!!! ( AND BONUS – I’ll see you there)

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