King Solomon was a wise man. Solomon wrote much of the book of Proverbs, the Song of Solomon, the book of Ecclesiastes, and two psalms. King Solomon knew a few things about life.
In Ecclesiastes 3: 2-8, this wise man said, To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break 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 cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Here in Texas, we are slowly leaving behind the long hot, and dry summer and entering the season of fall.
It seems like only yesterday, I was a teenager with all the teenage drama, then married and watching kids grow up. Now, I have grandkids that are entering their teenage years.
As I grow older, I look back on all the wonderful things God has blessed me with, along with those seasons of mourning, and realize my life has been full. He has been there with me through it all and will continue to walk by my side until my final breath. But the silver in my hair, and the daily aches and pains, remind me that I am growing closer to the end than I am to the beginning, and I take each day with what it brings and give thanks.
What about you? What season are you in?
Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Thank you, Jesus!
All the best…