To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die...(Ecclesiastes 3:1-2a)

In our attempt to manage time, we multi task and frequently check our daily, weekly, monthly and yearlong schedules.

While stressed executives attend company time management seminars, working moms carpool and shuffle children to and from extracurricular school activities.

At the end of the day, moms deal with the frustration of their lack of time to finish needed housework.

Time is also on the minds of singles and couples. Trying to escape the mundane, they set a time for day trips or dream vacations. How many hours or days will it take to reach the destinations? Will there be time to see all the sites or will they need to curtail their plans?

There never seems to be enough time to accomplish all that we need to do. Maybe I should say all that we want to do or others expect us to do.

Where are the carefree hours of sitting in the front porch swing, evening strolls or sitting in front of a campfire?

I need to release my obsession with time and acknowledge that all of time is in the Father's hands. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8) From the moment of my conception, time has been propelling me to him and my eternal home. In reality, there will come and end of my physical life. The time is under his unmatched management.

Father, you are my never failing time piece. You have no beginning and no end. In Jesus name. Amen.


Susan Ferguson is a freelance writer who lives in Madison, Mississippi with her husband. She is an accountant by profession and works during the day and writes at night. She is a member of Faithwriters and participates in their daily devotional. She likes to read, travel, and cook for family and friends.