There is a time
Today’s scripture selection: Ecclesiastes 3-4
Key verses: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.”
Lots of people talk a lot about time.
We talk about
- When we will get what we want
- When we will accomplish something important
- When we will be well
- When we will stop mourning
- When we will be promoted
- When we will find a job
- When something that doesn’t make sense will finally make sense
Well, you get the picture.
Time is on our minds – for all sorts of reasons.
Maybe that is why one of my favorite Bible passages is the one that speaks about this critically important issue.
There have been some very dark times in my life when I have found comfort in the section from Ecclesiastes that begins “There is a time for every activity under heaven….”
In those moments when I have found it hard to be hopeful; or wondered what the meaning of something was – I took comfort in the idea that, according to God’s wise economy, there is a time for everything.
It helped me to take a deep breath and be patient a little longer; trying to trust that God would open my heart and mind to the meaning of it all – in due time.
Prayer: Father, help me to be patient and trust, knowing that the times of my life are in your gracious, loving hands. AMEN.