To Everything There Is A Season

In the message yesterday we talked about how there were different seasons in Joseph's life - and there are different seasons in ours. In the book of Ecclesiastes, the wise teacher reminds us that different seasons are as natural as springtime and harvest. Instead of being in denial about the inevitable changes we go through in life, the scripture teaches us to embrace it all, and to find God in every moment. 

As you read the poetic scripture below, ponder what stands out to you and speaks to you about the season you are in right now, and then talk with God about those things.

There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

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 from embracing,
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.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1-8