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For over a year now I have not been “enslaved” by a clock. I have had very few appointments that took more time to get to than the moments it took to walk from one room to another at home and turn on my computer. My time has been, as people say, “my own.” Today will be my first foray into “normal life” again. I have only about an hour before I must be ready to jump into my car and drive. It doesn’t feel good. I have become accustomed to taking life as it comes and seeing how life unfolds.

I just read a little reflection on the difference between two ways of counting time. Chronos is the Biblical word for the time of day which we translate into hours, minutes and seconds. The other word, Kairos, is for “nature’s” time. We might call it “in due time.” My task for today may be to find a balance of the two. As I write this, simple song floats in my mind. I can hear an old friend singing:

In His time, in His time. God makes all things beautiful in His time. Lord, please show me every day, as You’re teaching me Your way, that You do just what You say, in Your time. In Your time, in Your time, You make all things beautiful in Your time. May each song I have to sing be to You a lovely thing in Your time.

Perhaps the song will help me compromise. I don’t know, but I can’t stop now. I have to go.