ONCE UPON UNMEASURED TIME
The Story Behind the story of Creation
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Once Upon Unmeasured Time revisits a time in human history when no one had a clock, no one had a calendar, and no one had a watch! The storyline follows the first timekeepers on their journey into measured time. The struggle to solve the timekeeping riddle provides a fascinating prequel to the opening words of the Hebrew Bible.
(Ages 9 through 12)
When seen through the eyes of a child, Genesis 1 holds a key to some of humanity’s deepest spiritual lessons. What can be gained by considering the story behind the story of creation? What may have led to the writing of Genesis 1? Will the words “let there be light” take on new meaning as children are encouraged to color the story of creation? Why did God ask humans to see the green plants as food? Did the ancient biblical writers understand a deep spiritual secret about purple light that has been lost over time?
Once upon unmeasured time, no one had a clock
No one had a calendar and no one had a watch
Without a clock or calendar no one knew the time
No one knew how old they were or when the sun would shine
There were no clocks to tell them when to sleep or when to play
There were no clocks to tell them when to eat or when to bathe
People ate when they were hungry and played until they slept
They bathed when they were dirty and lots of time was left
They couldn’t be late for anything
They couldn’t run out of time
They never spent a minute of time they couldn’t find
Every day had rhythm just as it had rhyme
Yet no one knew the reason for no one measured time
And the God of forever loved them
Then one night the moon was bright
and someone had a thought . . .
“If we watched the moon each night
could we make a clock?”
Another asked, “A calendar?”
And others said, “Why not!”
But no one knew the questions
Would make forever stop!
Excerpt from “Once Upon Unmeasured Time”
©2015 Carol Wimmer