Cherished Time

I used to run so fast time couldn’t catch me. We all know that’s not true. Time is the one thing that is the great equalizer of all things, if we’re lucky enough to have it.

If you have enough time, you can’t outrun your demons but you can explore them. If God grants you one more day you have time to tell someone close to you that you adore them.

If you had one more day, what would you do with it?

Would you erase all of the ugly parts of your life? Would you enhance and bring forward only those moments that you can cherish?

The funny thing is that even with time many of us choose to do just that – erase the ugly. My question is this: does that even truly work?

I don’t think so. I can even go a step further and say, I know it doesn’t work.

Erasing the ugly doesn’t exist. It’s a fable. The pain, turmoil and self-abhorrence of abuse doesn’t just slip away and tuck neatly into some cabinet in our soul.

That is just some line of crap the world teaches you.

How many movies exonerate victims for their conquering spirit of overcoming? We have vigilantly movies, but those folks are “bad.” We have hundreds of Cinderella type movies, but those movies always have someone else saving the “victim or unfortunate.”

I want a movie that explores the depths of pain, that tears open the wounds of abuse and then shows that same person victorious over their life.

This is what I now spend my cherished time on. Better said, this is what God leads me into each day. I don’t know that I’d choose it as often as my God explores it with me, but I’m ok with that.

The truth is what sets me freer each day. It is the truth that I will spend my cherished time trying to find.

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