On a weekly basis—it becomes time to cut the grass. On an almost daily basis, it becomes time for our kids to take a bath. That sagging mid-section beckons for the time to come for exercise and diet.

Sometimes it’s just time.

Our over-the-oven microwave quit working. It sat idle for several months. I finally took the piece of junk out. For several more months, that ugly, empty space stared defiantly at me. That space and my wife reminded me that something should probably be done.

I ordered a new overhead microwave. It was delivered. It sat in its box for a few weeks. The box, the empty space, and my wife nudged and nudged until it was just time to install the sucker. Now we can nuke again.

Sometimes it’s just time.

It can be time to get counseling. Time to go on a date. Time to call your kid. Time to sleep. Time to get up early. Time to sharpen the ol’ resume. Time to clean. Time to create.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 is all about this. There is a time for everything. There’s a time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

Sometimes it’s just time.

On Sunday, we’ll wrap up our three-week series on spiritual gifts called “Gifted.” We’ve identified spiritual gifts. We’ve discovered how they work within the body. This Sunday it’s time to implement.

Sometimes it’s just time.

Do you know your place in the body specifically and wonderfully arranged by God? Have you stretched and found the energy and dynamics and tension of being a real part of the body at CCC? The stakes are high, and there is no such thing as an inactive Christian. It’s an oxymoron.

Sometimes it’s just time.

See you Sunday at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. We’ll have a fantastic ministry fair as you come through the doors. This is designed to help you be a part of Jesus’s Kingdom at CCC.

Blessings,
Alan

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