Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ecclesiastes and Three Little Birds

My priorities and mindsets are shifting in a big way. Today, I was talking with a man who got roped into counseling me because his church is all loving and faithful and stuff and I was telling him that the only way I am coping is the knowledge that life consist of constantly changing seasons. The silence of Winter melds into the hope of Spring into the freedom of Summer into the complacency of Autumn and then back around, over and over. It is a beautiful thing...sometimes a beautiful mess but a well orchestrated mess for certain.

After tucking my two sweetnesses into their respective beds, I sat on the couch and opened up my Bible. It took me a minute to find that old Bible because for all my worship music and bible studying, I am seriously pushing that part of connecting with God away. But I found it and opened it up to the book of Ecclesiastes and read chapter 3 which talks about a time for everything. You know, where I got my fancy litany from above from? Yeah, there. My favorite verses are these (10 and 11) "I have seen the burden that God has laid on men. He has made everything beautiful in its own time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end." Beautiful music to this weary soul.

In a nutshell I was reminded (once again) that its out of my hands. And if you agree with me you will probably handle the junk that's coming your way someday a little better as well. And if you think I just put a little too much Jesus in this post then listen to our families favorite song these days.

1 comment:

  1. inspiring, encouraging thoughts... thanks for sharing...