Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Treasures in Ecclesiastes - Part 2:Morning Musing Over Coffee

credit: Michelle MeiklejohnYesterday 

I posted a little about Ecclesiastes and shared one of the treasures found there. Today I'm sharing another passage from Ecclesiastes that I've always liked. This one may be familiar to many people as it is used oftener than most passages in Ecclesiastes.

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,
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 searched 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.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

I've always loved these verses. I'm the type of person who lives by what time it is and so it makes sense to me that each of these passages of life have their time. It's also comforting to know that the hard days are only for a time and then their time will be gone. 

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