S is for Sand
Sand can often reflect the conditions in which it finds it self. If it is at the beach it will be salty from the surf that pounds into it. If you find it on the trail along the ridge in Florida it will be full of small plants and vegetation. If you dig it from the earth it will be very powdery. If the day is dry it will be like dry and blow away in the breeze. If the conditions are wet it will be full of moisture and feel heavy.
Sand and Time
When time seems to get away from you they say that the sands of time are slipping through your fingers. Sand has been used to mark time when properly contained in a specially designed glass that would count off a marked measure of time whether that be an hour or the time to cook a perfect egg.
Sand Reflects Its Location
Where ever your find sand around the world: beach, inland, desert, etc. it tends to be different from the sand in another location. It reflects the elements that are around it. Black sand can be found near volcanoes. Sand in drifts can be found in the deserts around the world. The sand may be full of rocks, vegetation, or teaming with living things. I am sure that there are experts who being shown a sample could identify where it was collected from.
Application of Sand
So am I using sand in my life to just mark time. Does it reflect a condition of dryness or am I all wet. And which condition is better. If I’m speaking of my spiritually life I would not want to reflect a dryness in spirit. But if I’m thinking about my emotional condition do I want to be heavy and saturated with things that make me feel weighed down. Or do I want to be salty sand that is sharing God’s love to others. But maybe I want my sand to be where I live and reflect the tracks of those who I’ve come in contact with and have left their tracks on my life.
Who knew there was so much to learn from something like sand. This post turned out different then what I was thinking about originally and I think I have much more to think about and reflect on.
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