Life's Rhythm

 

 

There was a time when none of us existed

and there will be a time when all of us will cease to be.

 

All beings have their appointed cycle of seasons and vicissitudes,

as the sun, wind, and water.

Ecclesiastes 1:5-7

 

We can look to the trees to sway in time

with life's rhythm.

Nothing is before or after

its prescribed time. 

 

 God has, perfectly, placed each season in sequence.

 Spring is not intrinsically a better season than winter,

nor is summer better than spring. 

Each season plays its essential part

in the unfolding of the life cycle.

Winter is a fallow, quiet time in which

the previous growth comes to an end

and the possibility of new growth is created.

It is the ultimate transitional period. 

Unless the creative work of winter is done

and the seeds take root, nothing further can grow.

Spring is a time of blossoming,

when the fruits of the winter's labor begin to be realized.

The blossoms will not appear

unless the seeds have been nourished,

and the blossoms in turn make way

for the blooming of flowers.

  So too with our developmental periods. 

The sequence of each season follows

God's prescribed course. 

 

 

 When facing a difficult time of transition or loss... trust God's perfect timing.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.

 
 
 
  A Season -
 
A certain time appointed by God for its being and continuance, 
 
which no human wit or providence can alter.
 
 
 
The Nature of  Life Under Heaven 
  
A time to be born
 
 
 
  and a time to die,
 
 
 
 a time to plant
 
 
and a time to uproot,
 
 
 a time to kill
 
 
and a time to heal,
 
 

  a time to tear down

 
 
and a time to build,
 
 
 a time to weep
 
 
 
and a time to laugh,
 
 
a time to mourn
 
  
and a time to dance,
 
 
 a time to scatter stones
 
 
 
 and a time to gather stones,
 
 
 a time to embrace
 
 
 
and a time to refrain,
 
 
a time to search
 
 
 
and a time to give up,
 
 
  
a time to keep
 
 
  
and a time to throw away,
 
  
a time to tear
 
 
 
 
and a time to mend, 
 
 
 
  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.

 

Hate and war are inevitable results

of living in a corrupt, sinful world.

All beings have their appointed cycle of seasons and vicissitudes,

as the sun, wind, and water.

Ecclesiastes 1:5-7 

 

 If you have had someone close to you die...

you no doubt felt like they left too soon.

There never seems to be a "Best" time to die,

to go to war, or to cry. 

Yet, Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 speaks deeply to us because,

while our emotions may not easily adapt to it,

our minds know that there is a season for all things.

And while the "Why?" may escape us...

the rhythm of life and death

is as dependable as the rising and setting of the sun. 

 

 

 

 Various things in life are certain to happen. 

These events are not random,

neither are they under human control.

Recognizing the events

will help us cope with life's inevitable difficulties.

Each occurs as part of human existence

and reminds us as humans

that we are limited by time,

though fit for eternity.

 

 

 

 

Right now, we are all in a position to create real lasting
 
positive value, not only for ourselves, but for the world in
 
which we live. This is accomplished when we sincerely
 
follow our hearts... our life's rhythm.
 
Our true self is revealed when we do.

 

With God in the forefront

we can walk victoriously into our season. 

                                        

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