Sunday, August 12, 2007

I wonder

In the sixties, The Byrds had a song called Turn, turn, turn. It was based on Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. I wonder if a song like that could become a pop music hit in today's world. People seem so jaded that they might think the simplicity of to be trite. It is my experience, however, that the words of Ecclesiastes hold true, even today.
There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant.
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 be far from embraces.
A time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away.
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to be silent, and a time to speak.
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. "

"To everything (turn, turn, turn)There is a season (turn, turn, turn)And a time for every purpose, under heaven"

I am at a point in my life where my oldest children are no longer living at home. This is bittersweet. I remember when they started kindergarten. I cried when they went off into the school building. My ODD moved out this past week in order to take advantage of an educational opportunity. I cried. I imagine I will cry periodically, and as time passes, I will cry less often, but my children will always be those little ones in my heart.

Thank you for the opportunity I have had to learn from these young people. As they have grown and changed, so have I. Please continue to refine me, Lord, to be the servant you deserve, and continue to work in them to perfect them and bring them closer to you.


1 comment:

Mary B said...

Make sure ODD knows we are praying for her also.