Saturday, April 4, 2015

A Time for Everything

"There is a time for everything:
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 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

     Some years ago, in my walk with God, I asked myself, "If a worldwide catastrophe claimed every life save mine, would the Bible be any less relevant?" Knowing that heaven and earth could pass away, but the Word of the Lord stands forever (1 Peter 1:25), I began to read the Bible with a new zeal. If a passage popped out at me, I felt a personal connection and would write my response to it. It became a volley of conversation between my Maker and me, one that I wanted to share with others when this blog was established in June, 2012.

     I never wanted the focus to be on myself, nor was it my wish to lead anyone astray by my comments, but my desire was to create a portrait of God, using his words and mine. I hope I have done this; forgive me if I have not.

     After posting 383 entries, I feel the time is right to seek other directions. As you walk with the Lord, in the light of his word may

"The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you
and give you peace."
Numbers 6: 24-26

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