In this season

January 25, 2010 at 9:16 am (random) (, , , )

I’ve read Ecclesiastes 3 on many occasions over the years.  You’re probably familiar with it as well.

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven.

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot.

(Continue reading Ecclesiastes 3 from the NIV)

And I think I’ve heard the same message every time.  I’ve always heard that we have seasons in our lives.  There will be good times and there will be bad.  Loved ones will be born and loved ones will die.  There is a time to cry and there is a time to dance.

Today, in church we looked deeper at this verse.  And for the first time verse 11 really stuck out to me.

It reads:

He has made everything beautiful in its time.  He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

We will have seasons on this earth.  And it’s ok if we don’t like the bad ones.  Because we weren’t created for this Earth. God created us for Eternity.  He put Eternity in our hearts … not a good and everyday perfect place here on Earth.

And I’m ok with that.  Because I’d rather live in Eternity than

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