This past week has been the celebration of Passover, and an overall personal lesson I have chosen to take from this holiday is the importance of timing.
The scholars suggest that it was very difficult for God to split the sea. We could spend days discussing what difficult means when it comes to God, yet let’s use it as humans understand it, and say that it was extraordinary for God to cut the sea. The often given answer to the question of why it was difficult, is that God likes to operate within the confines of nature, and the sea splitting is definitely not in the normal course of nature. However, the answer that coincides with the miracle and is a lesson for life, is that the greatest miracle was timing! To coordinate and make sure that the Jewish people were in the right place at the right time, with the right amount of willingness and conviction, now that was the difficulty.
I’m reminded of the development called Canary Wharf, which The Reichman brothers–one of the greatest charitable Jewish families in history—began to develop, only to lose to the bank because of timing. Today, it’s one of the most sought after developments in London.
Timing is everything. We can control our decicions, we can dot all of our I’s and cross all of our T’s, yet if the timing isn’t right, it never works out.
Additionally, timing is extremely important when it comes to our loved ones. We so often think we have time, yet that’s not always the case. We tell ourselves we will spend time with them when we aren’t so busy, when work slows down, etc. Yet we have no idea if we have the time, or if time will run out before we take advantage.
The lesson for me is if I’m given an opportunity I must take it. It’s about now, not when. It’s about not pushing off til tomorrow what is available for me today.
This week, let’s take advantage of all the good we can that is right in front of us. Let’s not take time for granted
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