Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Thought for the Day

I first met this scripture in Young Women's when my sister was asked to present a musical thought. She played a song on the piano, and I read the following:

1 To every thing there is a aseason, and a btime to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A atime to be born, and a time to bdie; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to alaugh; a time to bmourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to aget, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to arend, and a time to sew; a time to keep bsilence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to ahate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
(Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, KJV)

Who would have thought these verses would be some that would take a lifetime (so far) of pondering? Just like crops and field have their own seasons, so do we. Isn't it wonderful that in today's world, we really can do so many different things? Our grandmothers could only hope that day might someday come although I think our lives our much more complicated now. We have so many more decisions to make and we have so many more options now of how we want to create our lives. Sometimes that feels a little overwhelming to me, and I wish for a simpler day. It truly is a blessing to have the freedom to choose though as many events and people have shown me.

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