DAY 356 OF 365 IN 2021


1 Samuel 1:24 After he was weaned, she took the boy with her, young as he was, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour and a skin of wine, and brought him to the house of the LORD at Shiloh.

Age is a very interesting concept when explored in detail. There is an age for retirement, an age when one is no longer considered ‘a child’, even that varies from place to place. Yet, it is the societal connotations and connections that draw our attention to time in ways we may not have wanted to.

At a certain age, we say ‘you are too old for that’ or the reciprocal, you are too young for that. Here are a few contrasts, too young to understand or too old to change. Too young to wield enormous power or too old to stay holding on to power. Too young to be that successful or too old to begin the pursuit of success. It seems an unwinnable battle regardless of which side of the spectrum you find yourself.

These thoughts come to mind because of the clause attached to the text in the book of Samuel ‘and Hannah Brough Him to the Lords’ Young as He was’. To God, the boy was acceptable not because of his age, but because it was TIME, and that is the measure God uses.

Let’s not allow others to drum home  ‘age’ as the only variable to us, TIME is what we should keep our eyes on. This is why God makes everything beautiful and appropriate in its ‘TIME’. Time, beloved, is the commodity of interest.


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