Tic, Tic, Tic.
Tic, tic, tic, tic, tic, tic… For those familiar with the ticking clock before the digital age changed all that, there was something very rhythmic and soothing about the sound as it especially had a way of lulling you to sleep at night. It had a similar effect as a mother’s heart beat for her sleeping baby on her chest. Alternatively, have you ever watched the countdown of the digital clock on the stove? It can be mesmerizing as it’s very rhythmic. Even the cursor on our computer screen flashes rhythmically. Get those rhythms out of sync and timing gets skewed and they become annoying.
As the summer winds down from a more relaxing pace we find our rhythms are a bit out of sync. We struggle to adopt regular bedtimes, regular eating habits, regular devotions etc. In the created order God has established regular rhythms of time, of seasons and of provision. In Psalm 104 we are told that in His provision for the creatures of the sea that if God turns away from providing their food they are dismayed. Is it not the same for man? We think that we take care of ourselves but it is in the regular rhythm of time and seasons that we are provided with our provision. We are so used to this rhythm that we can take it for granted.
The most important rhythm in our lives is being in sync with our Father in heaven. Do we let our rhythms of spending time with him get out of sync more often than naught? When we do are we dismayed? Of all the rhythms to keep in constant sync it is the one with our heavenly Father as it provides for us the stability that we need when other rhythms are not.
Tic, tic, tic, tic. How’s your rhythm with God?