Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NASB) ‘There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven- A time to give birth and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted. A time to kill and a time to heal; A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to weep and a time to laugh; A time to mourn and a time to dance. A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing. A time to search and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep and a time to throw away. A time to tear apart and a time to sew together; A time to be silent and a time to speak. A time to love and a time to hate; A time for war and a time for peace. ‘
I was reading in Ecclesiastes and when I came to this passage, I read through it several times. With all that is happening in my life at this moment, this passage gave me pause and cause for reflection.
Everything has a time, a season and a reason. There are times and seasons when things will be going well, times we can sing and rejoice, harvest, dance, and enjoy life and cultivate precious moments and relationships. There are other times and instances where the opposite is true, times we will be leveled with pain, sorrow, death, we may have to let go of something we hold dear or farewell to someone precious to us.
As, I read through this passage, there’s a peace in knowing that no matter what we are experiencing, what life throws at us, everything has it’s appointed time. We may be struggling at the present time, but something wonderful will be coming at its appointed time. Just as the rough moments are appointed, so are the good ones. Therefore, don’t waste them. Cherish those appointed times, gaze a little longer, laugh a little louder, hug a little firmer, take it all in to its fullest, because it’s appointed time to will expire. Have a blessed weekend.
In full pursuit of the greatest Trophy,