“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up.”
How short is a Femtosecond? A Femtosecond is one-quadrillionth of a second. What could possibly transpire in that short of time? Well, things like “atomic transitions, charge transfers and dynamics, and biochemical processes”. My alma mater, Purdue, is on the cusp of being able to provide technology that can measure even a smaller unit than a Femtosecond, which would be a huge breakthrough in many scientific fields. For the rest of us, we will continue to measure our time in years, months, days, hours, seconds and tenths of a second (which is still pretty fast). Regardless of the unit of time, time passes and once it is gone it can never be regained. So, what time are we measuring today that we need to sure we are getting the most from it?
Why does Solomon let us know that there is a time for everything? Maybe because he was wise and he knows that we, by nature, take time for granted and waste it. Time is a gift of God and what are we saying when we don’t receive a gift and utilize it to its’ fullest? So today, take a minute to be sure and think through that we aren’t wasting any of the precious time we have.
Reference; Ecclesiastes 3:1-3 (New Living Translation)