I get the privilege to give a eulogy on my grandfather’s life tomorrow. I love constructing eulogies around Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. What does that say? Well, it begins by saying there’s a season for everything, a time for every matter under heaven. I have to chuckle when it comes to my Gpa and time, because being on time wasn’t just a priority, it was a lifestyle. Being on time meant that you left 5 minutes early. There have been all kinds of stories from the family about this.
My grandpa’s schedule as a pastor is a great testimony for His love for God, people and helps us understand how he took God’s Word seriously when it said there was a TIME for everything under heaven. On a typical day…
8-10:00AM – In the office studying for Sunday’s sermon
10:00-10:30AM – Home for coffee with Grandma
10:30AM – Noon – Visiting hospitals, nursing homes and shut ins
Noon – 1PM – Lunch
1 – 4:30PM – More visitation off the list he had compiled of people who needed attention.
(All of these visits were then transferred into a pastoral journal that kept track of all these “appointments”.)
I still marvel at God’s kindness to provide me with such a heritage and long to not only be faithful to that, but ultimately to my Father in heaven. How might you employ your time in faithfulness to God’s plan for you?