Monday, May 23, 2011

For Everything There is a Season...

May 23, 2011

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

V1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

This is a poem in which “the Preacher” lists all sorts of possibilities that can occur in life. He points out that in our lives all these things are possible and that in effect we will all travel down some or all of the possibilities. Being born and dying, planting and harvesting, killing and healing, weeping and laughing, loving and hating; each of these can and probably will occur in our lives. I once told someone who was in the midst of a difficultly that you can rest in knowing that even though the choice wasn’t a great one it was the best one open to you, and that this was the road that God had planned for them to travel. This is true for us all whether the road is a hard rocky one or a smooth one. God has given to us all sorts of experiences and from each one we can become the person that He wants us to be; one who reflects the glory of His son. The hard part is focusing on this outcome and not the actual experience, especially if that experience is a hard one.

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