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,
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,
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."
There are many seasons that we go through as part of our life on earth. Happy times, sad times, times of growing, times of need, a time as children, a time as parents, teachers, friends, and on and on.
There truly is a time for everything.. a time for all these seasons. And, if we choose to live our lives fully, following the Lord and seeking His will, we will find each and every season (yes, even the difficult ones) to be well worth the journey. For, even in times of difficulty, if we are looking to God we will grow and mature and move forward to times that are all the more joyful because we made it thru that difficult period.
Tonight, I am thankful for the many seasons of life that God has given to me and for the ones that lie ahead. With God leading the way, while they may not be all be easy, they will be well worth the journey.
To join us in sharing our thanksgivings this week, visit Lynn at "Spiritually Unequal Marriage".