"When there's a shadow, you reach for the sun; when there is love, then you look for the one. And for the promises, there is the sky, and for the heavens are those who can fly. If you really want to, only if you want to, will you find a way. If you really want to, you can seize the day - only if you want to will you fly away."
- Enya: Only If
What is time? It keeps moving. My heart keeps burning, but the clock goes on as ever, 'tik-tik-tok'.
Life is the best of books. I was reading through mine last night in the dark of my room, on my bed, tucked under warm blankets. I read it slowly with my mind, wondering what kind of stories will be told tomorrow.
I took the above picture at the Family Bible Conference last week, and thought it was very appropriate for this post. Time is a window... and window is time. You can look back through it, and past the glass, you see time. You see how you've walked along the Time Road, and you see the paths you've taken. Sometimes the window is cloudy and frozen with ice on a Winter day, other times it's fogged with the heat soaring outside, but the coolness within - sometimes, the other way around.
Time is a window. One that we can look through.
You see the people you've met, the people you know about, and how they've touched your life. Sometimes you get angry at what you see them doing inside, and wish you could beat some sense into their heads. Other times, you laugh along with them and just can't help it.
Sometimes you wonder who Prince Charming is, and sometimes you wonder if your friends will be with you always. Then there's the question of "Where will I be a year from now? Who will be in my life, and who will have left?"
Somewhere in Time is very correct. Somewhere.
Where God placed you.
Should I be believing that I am only dreaming?
God directs my steps - every one I take - there He is. My God is all knowing, and my God is all powerful, and He knows the plans He has for me! Every moment in my life has been drawn out by Him, and nothing takes Him by surprise! The choices I make, the things I do, are all in His plan. His all mighty plan. In His Book of Days. He writes my life day by day, page by page, moment by moment.
I am His, and He is mine.
If I ascend to the Heavens, You are there. If I descend into the depths of the sea, behold, You are also there.
My God and my King - to You I give praise, that I can stand in Your light and take all peace that You lead me. That real gold fears no fire, and that You have planned my very being from before the foundations of the earth. All praise be to You, Father, who knows every moment of my life, and every moment in my book - that You are the Author and Finisher of life -
Thank you for being a God who is in control! That you are a God of order, and not of chaos! Not a God of random chance, and not a God that sits and worries over what will happen next! Thank You for being GOD!
"Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And even so, not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered - so do not fear therefore, you are more valuable than many sparrows."
And to my friends - to those close, to those so far away... this is for you.
Don't give up - it's just the weight of the world, when your heart's heavy, I will lift it for you. Don't give up, because you aren't to be heard - if silence keeps you, I will break it for you. Everybody wants to be understood; I can hear you. Everybody wants to be loved - don't give up because you are loved! Don't give up, it's just the hurt that you hide, when you're lost inside, I'll be there to find you. Don't give up because you want to burn bright. If darkness lines you, I will shine to guide you. Don't give up - because you are loved!
- Josh Groban: You Are Loved