The Same but Different
Making everything Beautiful for it’s own Time
From the bright lights of Christmas we plunge into the dark nights of winter
From the clutter and bustle of holiday shopping, preparations, activities and get-togethers
It’s back to work and school
We vow to eat less, spend less, and work out more
It’s quiet – the trees are bare, the birds are hungry
Perhaps we just want to sleep, to catch up
Or maybe we can finally focus on new goals and projects
Maybe clean out the garage or the hall closet
Are we revived and renewed or worn out and depressed?
Soon it will be spring once again. Every year – four seasons and we look forward to each one. Each one has its benefits.
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 quit 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.
Eccl 3:1-8 TNL
Do you ever notice how different people can go through the exact same experience with different results?
How they can be presented with the same information,
Watch the same movie,
Read the same book,
Take the same class,
Eat at the same restaurant,
Vote in the same election,
Meet the same person,
All with different responses or reactions?
Maybe they are in different seasons of their lives…..
What do people really get for all their hard work?
I have seen the burden God has placed on us all. Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time.
He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. Eccl. 3: 9-11 TNL
Our journeys with God sometimes take crazy turns and we wonder what is going on. What is He up to?
God has much to show and teach us no matter what season we are in. Let Omniallinfinitude help empower your Journey.
We will begin blogging Journey Eight – Hot, Hot, Hot in June, 2013.
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