Plenty of Time


Author: Sr. Nancyann Turner

The other day, I was doing a transaction at the local gas station. It was taking an extremely long time. I was getting anxious about the long line taking shape behind me. I turned to the gentleman just behind me and told him I was sorry this was taking so long.  He replied with a smile, “I have time, I have plenty of time. Don’t you worry.” And as I was leaving, he blessed with the beautiful greeting I hear so often in Detroit, "“You be careful out there. Watch your back."

Later, I was thinking more about time. It is true that I, too, have time—, plenty of time. I get interrupted often at work and feel stressed when I am trying to finish something. Yet deep in my heart, I know these interruptions are the real ministry. 

Yes, I have time. I have plenty of time. All time is a gift.