Monday, March 29, 2010

What Time is It?

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace. (Ecclesiastes 3)

Let us pray that our Lord would grant us patience while we wait for clarity in this broken world.  We do know, in the end, the victory belongs to the Lord alone.

1 comment:

  1. Saa ngape Swahili for; what time is it? That seems to be the eternal question. I know I don't always get it right. Sometimes I go when I should stay. Or I sleep when I should be awake. Or I fight when I should be at peace. The Good News in all of this is Jesus. I routinely hear Him say to me,"That didn't go so well, did it? Do you want to try again?" So I do.

    Side note: In Tanzania they would ring the church bell 20 minutes before the service, to let everyone on the mountain know that church will be starting soon.

    Tim Robbins