There is a Season

    09.20.19 | by Eric Segool

    Seasons…

    “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven:
    A time to be born,
    And a time to die;
    A time to plant,
    And a time to pluck 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 cast away stones,
    And a time to gather stones;
    A time to embrace,
    And a time to refrain from embracing;
    A time to gain,
    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 of war,
    And a time of peace.”
     
    Ecclesiastes 3: 1–8

    The book of Ecclesiastes was written by King Solomon, a famous king in his own right, and amplified by the fact that he was the son of King David. Solomon wrote Ecclesiastes much later in his life, after he was given the gift of Wisdom from God (1 Kings 3). Even to this day, we study Solomon’s thoughts and views on life.
     
    In this particular passage, Solomon looks at the “seasons” of life that we all face — like the sweetness of love, peace, laughter, as well as the challenges of unrest, loss, mourning, and our own death. Solomon recognizes that every life will face these seasons. 
     
    Whatever season you are in, I want to encourage you with two thoughts…Seasons have purposes in our lives — sometimes, when you are in the moment, those purposes are not clear, but have faith, there is a purpose.
     
    Secondly, in John 16:33, Jesus states: “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” Know that whatever season you are in, Jesus has overcome it and — here is the best part — He is gracious and loving and willing to journey through it with us. 
     

    “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven…”
      
    See you Sunday,
     
    Eric
     

     
    “O, righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”
     
    John 17: 25–26