WHERE ARE YOU ON LIFE'S JOURNEY?
WHERE ARE YOU ON LIFE'S JOURNEY?

Time

 

"A poor life this if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare." So ends the poem, 'Leisure', by Wm. Henry Davies (1871-1940).

 

Twenty-first Century technology has done little to give us time to stand and stare and appreciate the world around us. For most of us, time flies! King Solomon, however, reminds us that in life there is a time for everything, a time to begin and a time to cease, a time to be busy and a time to be still. These are simple words, yet they contain such wisdom. How do they relate to your life? Is there something you need to do, or perhaps something you need to give up? Take time to be quiet and allow these words, written three millennia ago, to speak to you today.

 

For everything there is a season,

a time for every activity under heaven.

 

  A time to be born and a time to die.
    A time to plant and a time to harvest.
 A time to kill and a time to heal.
    A time to tear down and a time to build up.
 A time to cry and a time to laugh.
    A time to grieve and a time to dance.
 A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.
    A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
 A time to search and a time to stop searching.
    A time to keep and a time to throw away.
 A time to tear and a time to mend.
    A time to be quiet and a time to speak.
 A time to love and a time to hate.
    A time for war and a time for peace.

 

Read the passage for yourself. You can find it in the Bible: Ecclesiastes 3

‘Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!'

 

(Isaiah 43:18-19)

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