A couple of mornings ago, I was impatiently waiting for the oven to preheat. I had a cast iron skillet with butter in it on the middle rack, getting hot enough to melt the butter and make the cornbread batter I had waiting, sizzle when I poured it in. That's key to getting that crispy, golden brown part on the outside. Mmmm.
Anyway, I am a person who is deeply committed to multi-tasking because I hate idly standing around wasting time when I could be doing something much more fun or interesting or even productive. And so, usually while the oven's heating, or even while some thing's on the stove, I am likely to head off to do something else, which usually results in forgetting what I was doing in the first place and a time or two I have actually burned things. My kids wouldn't be surprised at that statement.
I have been somewhat distracted and saddened lately because one of my classmates from high school is at the end of her struggle with cancer. I thought if I could just push that button and STOP TIME, perhaps that would give Pamela more time while they found a cure. Or if I could STOP TIME and give some of the older people in my life more time, or maybe I could STOP TIME long enough for the oil to be cleaned up in the gulf before anything else was damaged or destroyed.
No, I don't think I want to STOP TIME after all. It's not a responsibility I would ever want to have. I guess we just have to let time go by and have faith that the One who is responsible brings us peace when we need it.
There are times though, like that moment when you look around and the sun is shining, you are next to someone you love and you say to yourself "I could stay like this forever."
I hope you all have a moment like that at least once today.
Have a great day!