“And there was evening and there was morning, the first day,” Genesis 1:5.
Ever since time immemorial, there has been the day and then the night.
For one day is measured between morning and evening, as the sun rises and then sets again, with the moon shinning its light in the darkness around us.
The passage of time seems to move at a faster pace it seems, as one grows older, and yet it really doesn’t move faster — it’s just that our lives change with every growing season that we live.
And yet there is always the constant reminder of the morning light as it permeates through our windows and lends warmth to those who see it and experience it.
The same is true also of the evening as the deep shadows come and cast their shapes around us. They usher in the day’s end as it slowly approaches.
As the light from each day diminishes and slowly fades, one could regret the warmth of the sun’s rays that were seen and felt just a few hours earlier. But one would remember that life is ever moving and it doesn’t linger for anyone.
The memories that we all reflect upon sometimes of years past, can cause us to think that those were better days than these, and yet our thoughts often color those days with childhood crayons that were perhaps brighter than they actually were.
But those were days seen through a child’s eyes, and the innocence of that sight had a purity that only could be seen by them. For the days and nights that we live in this moment are the ones for us now.
We must know that time is so fleeting even as each moment moves and cannot be held, nor grasped by anyone.
Just as a mighty river flows to the sea, it continues and is ever moving, so are we as each day comes and goes. It has been said that the only thing certain is change and this is true, for we see this with every passing day and night.
And the seasons that we now live produce new seeds of growth that cultivate fruit that then is shed to weather the cold, wintry days that come. But even so with the great winds of change and turmoil that so often comes into each of our lives, we must learn to weather it even as those great oaks that have stood through the test of time.
We then develop roots and draw strength from The One who alone can sustain us, as we draw from The Wells of Salvation. For even in the driest of deserts an oasis is seen in the distance.
he Samaritan woman at the well soon found out about the living water that flowed, and realized that it could sustain her much more than any earthly water could.
The days may well come when our very foundations will be shook, and the things that we now take for granted may well leave us.
We then must look deep within and draw strength from Him that alone will sustain us. Even as Elijah was fed by the ravens at the brook of Cherith, our sustenance can still come to us like that.
When the oil and the grain may seem to run dry, again let us remember the widow at Zarephath and not doubt what may come forth.
We cannot hold each day in the palms of our hands, but can live them learning how to number each one so that we may develop a heart of wisdom.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?