Sunday, May 3, 2015

I was just contemplating....

Oh! Hello there!
Glad you popped by!

I was just sitting here reviewing and thinking about this morning's sermon. 
( I love when that happens)
We are currently going thru Ecclesiastes and this
morning our Music Minister delivered the message 
from chapter 3: verses 1- 13. 

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.

How many times we have heard this verse made even 
more popular by The Byrds from the 60's?

But there is more to it. Further in the passage, Solomon tells us:

What do workers gain from their toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart: yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

What he is telling us is that while we see time as a depletion or "running out", God sees time as a COMPLETION. 
He views time totally differently then we do.  He makes everything beautiful in its completion. 

So while we are seeing time run out, He is seeing us becoming more and more complete! 
Isn't that the most beautiful thing you ever heard? 

It's like the ultimate anti-ager!

I've just been thinking about that and wanted to share it with you. 
P.S. If you want to see the sermon, it will be posted later this week here.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Beautiful reminder. I love these verses, they always bring comfort. It's true, as we age God totally refines us. I still have a ways to go.

Tales of Whimsy said...

By far one of my favorite scriptures and I LOVE that you shared this take on it.
"The ultimate anti-ager?" How true. I've never thought of it that way.

Tales of Whimsy said...

Thank you for sharing this and thank you for reminding me that not only is aging a gift but God's looking at me like a masterpiece.

Unknown said...

Back when reading the bible and having prayer in our schools was allowed, my fifth grade teacher read this scripture to us frequently. It was her favorite. I don't remember anything she taught us, but I can see and hear her reading these verses. I was always in church, but I am sure this may have been the only time some students heard the word of God. How sad that this is no longer allowed in schools. Thanks for the memories!