“There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens” (Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV))
This is how chapter 3 of Ecclesiastes starts. The passage then talks about activities which are seemingly opposite, like war and peace, and how they each have a time.
There is even a time to pick new images for a blog post but also time to reuse one from a previous blog post (like I have done here).
Over the past few days I have been reflecting that there are times in your life which come to an end. Some people don’t like the change from the snowy winter to the warmer spring.
There is a time for your first on-stage performance. But then it is time for the curtain to close on your last performance even though you want it to go on forever.
In life there are also times of stress and times of relaxation. Sometimes you can only squeeze in five minutes of time to relax and there are times when there is not a single care in the world.
Ultimately there is a time for you to live your life, however you choose to do that, and then at the end there is a time to die. There are times when you see the end of someone else’s life and then a week later you see the start of another person’s.
The kinds of times which you are going through has an impact on your life. You might plunge into a time of despair and then several weeks later experience a time of great happiness.
I can’t say that I know precisely what kind of time that you are going through, but I take comfort in knowing that the time I’m going through won’t last forever. Maybe you can too.