Friday, September 28, 2012

Scattering of stones

Never has this renown passage from Ecclesiastes resonated more deeply within me. I am indeed in a time of searching and scattering of stones. The best way to live "under the sun" in the days I have been allotted will be revealed to me at God's good pleasure. I rest in the knowledge that this season of my life is of his choosing.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

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 them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,

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.

2 comments:

grsmouse said...

Peter:

I thought of so many comments but decided just to say "Thanks for the message."

Glenn

Thandi said...

I have always loved the rythym of this passage.Thank you