Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. The prompt this week is … Another.
It’s been a hard week for so many reasons and people. Hearing the news, whether from reporters, friends, family, or co-workers brings sadness. Knowing the burdens and concerns of others can be overwhelming as the days ahead are still filled with uncertainties.
And the thought comes through my head …
Oh, to be in another time and another place.
I think of summer vacation, focusing my thoughts on the hopes of better days. Days filled with the warmth of the sun, lake water and views, fishing, laughing, doing puzzles and playing games late into the night, and eating meals together.
I think of family barbeques. An afternoon of playing in water, corn hole, bocce, water balloon fights, and enjoying hamburgers, hot dogs, and ice cream.
I think of attending a church service, sitting in the simplicity of our church building and worshiping as a congregation.
These longings come from deep within and have been put there to point me, and all of us, to longings for more. Longings which we have been wired for by God. A longing for eternity.
“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11, NLT)
These longings cause me to hold onto my God for He has planted eternity in my heart.
And He will make everything beautiful for its own time both here and –
in another time and in another place.