“Timing is Everything. It’s that “Time” of year again. It’s Christmas. Christmas is a “Mile-stones” in life. It’s that one special time in every year that causes us to both reflects on the past and looks ahead to the future. It helps most of us understand the value of life and how we’re managing the time we’ve been allotted. Because, in life, timing is everything. Think about all the catastrophes you’ve survived because you were either a couple of seconds too early or a couple of seconds too late. Timing is everything.
An explosion millions of light-years away sent an asteroid toward our Galaxy. One second sooner or later and it would have missed the Earth by a wide margin. Instead, the exact moment of it’s launched set it’s trajectory on a collision course, the impact killing off all the huge, dominant prehistoric predators, and leaving our planet open for human domination. Timing is a key element in every life. Some attribute timing to luck others believe it’s all part of a great cosmic plan. Whether perceived as a matter of faith or random chance, the relevance and impact of timing in or lives is tangible.
On one of the hottest days of the year, while pulling into the local Hardware store parking lot, I opened the truck door to the unmistakable cry of an animal in distress. Looking around, expecting to be attacked by some panicked bird defending it’s nesting sight, I saw nothing. Another driver also heard it. More cries seemed to be coming from blow. We looked along the ground expecting to see an injured animal, but nothing was there. Once again a distinct distress call was coming from directly in front of me. It was coming from under the hood of a new compact sports car. So new the owner had to consult the manual to find the latch. All this time the cries got louder and more insistent. The engine compartment was crowded. It was unimaginable that an animal could actually fit in there, let alone survive in the searing heat. But on closer inspection, there it was, a tiny kitten caught up in the mess of wires, hoses and manifolds. Obviously feral, the little thing spat and hisses as I gently extricated it from it’s trap. Once freed it stopped resisting and simply lay panting in my hand, obviously suffered from heat exhaustion, but otherwise miraculously uninjured.
Time was of the essence. Two issues needing immediate resolution, cooling water and a place to leave this little guy. The car owner had no interest in his stowaway and my house already had a full compliment of cats. Dropping it off at the local overcrowded animal shelter would take too long. Time was not on this little guy’s side.But just when the situation seemed hopeless, a lady and her young daughter walking out to their car noticed the commotion and came straight over. She took the panting kitten in her hand and offered to take it home if no one else wanted it. We all watched in amazement as she turned to her daughter and said “lets get him some cold water” and off they went with their new friend. Her timing save the day.
Timing is everything. Some two thousand years ago a man was bourn who’s ideas changed the face of civilizations. In a more primitive period he would not have found more than a local audience. In contemporary times his message would have been co-opted by a myriad of media, politicians and other narcissistic hacks. The timing of his appearance on earth was everything.
Every year, a large portion of humanity continue to celebrate the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.
We celebrate that day. We may all do it for different reasons or in different ways, but the impact of the event has a profound effect, on many levels, world wide. Some celebrate it as “Christmas,” some as the “Holliday Season,” and some as a “Vacation.” But we all do it at the same time. The point is, whether it’s about one man in the Middle East, a women and her daughter walking through a parking lot, all mankind kind on this Earth or events throughout the Universe, timing is everything. Now the question is, could such “Timing” simply be a coincidence….???”
Sharon and I wish you all a Marry Christmas and a very happy new year. (Sharco)