When someone says, “Time will tell…” that usually means you have to wait and see, which most of us don’t like to do. We want to know the outcome now, at least the best guess, an approximate, or a forecast we can pin our hopes to realistically. How many times during the pandemic have we seen charts show where the ‘flattening of the curve’ is that might tell us the time is right to go back to work, or hug our friend?
So if time will tell, what does it tell?
It tells if something turned out as expected. Take the simple seed. When you put it in the ground, you sow it It has to be left to the nurturing of the soil and it takes time. Time will tell if it’s even going to germinate and begin to root all in the unseen realm. Time will tell if it’s going to send little shoots to the surface to manifest it’s life. More time will tell if it will survive the elements above ground, the wind, storms, sun, and sometimes trampling or even digging up, roots and all. Time will tell if the soil did it’s job or needed composting and fertilizer. Time will tell how many weeds are going to spring up from nowhere and compete for the ground. Most of all, time will tell if the plant will produce after it’s own kind: seeds. Seeds to eat or sow. A harvest.
We all know some plants are a one season crop and others take years and years before they yield fruit, much less a seed to reproduce. So if we have to let time tell all that, why do we get impatient and frustrated with our current circumstances.
Corporations have projected statement of earnings which is their best guess, with as much data and research as possible to figure out what time should tell, all things being equal. Who could have guessed that a little virus, unseen that every living being is afraid to get and doesn’t want would put us into the biggest Time Will Tell season of earth’s history to date.
Most of us have our lives on hold and are holding onto our savings and finances in case there isn't more where that came from. Time as we know it is only found on earth as days, nights, weeks, months, years, centuries, and millennium. Right now time is only telling us what we know in the present and isn’t this what God told Moses at the proverbial burning bush encounter? Moses asks, “Who should I say is sending me? And God said, “I am” is sending you. Not "I was" or "I will be", but always am... in the present! In your present. Exodus 3:14
Someone has said, “The Present is a present because it’s all we have.” And we all have exactly the same amount of time per day. The only difference comes in the number of years we live out our lives. Someone said, “Only one life, will soon be past. Only what’s done for Christ will last.” If that’s true. Time Will Tell.
Linda McKendry, renaissance girl accused of doing too many things. Loves to educate, motivate, inspire, and empower (entertain).