Knowing that things are well arranged, creates a feeling of inner satisfaction and confidence that everything is under control. Order helps you to find things when you need them and saves you the time you would lose looking for them. Many things will only function if they are arranged correctly, like a machine that requires every one of its parts to be in good working order – and often in a specific sequence – to run properly. (Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler)
The Eternal One created all that is, all in an established order. First the heavens, then the earth, the water, the land, etc. Even when we look at the “laws” of nature we see that everything has a logical order. For example, every morning the sun rises and every evening it sets. Everything has its logical place, a stone you expect on the ground, not in the air, wool you expect on a sheep not on a tree.
And everything has its logical time.
A season is set for everything, a time for every experience under heaven:
A time for giving birth and a time for dying, A time for planting and a time for uprooting the planted;…
A time for weeping and a time for laughing, A time for wailing and a time for dancing;
A time for throwing stones and a time for gathering stones (Ecclesiastes 3)
Because we are formed in His image, we must also make order in our lives. Give a fixed time to things, establish order of importance, see what the right order is to do things. All this will give peace and space to have time for the most important things in our lives. Being in relationship with the Eternal One and making a world of order instead of chaos.
By Angelique Sijbolts
Sources: Holy Day, Every Day by Alan Morinis
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