There is a season, a time for everything

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time for war and a time for peace.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Happy Monday!  Yes – I’m a day late for my usual Sunday post, but for good reason.  The New Church of Peachtree City has a new service!  A contemporary worship service on Sunday evenings at Heritage Christian Church.  Jay & Abby and the band were back together and with Pastor David preaching, it was a great service last night full of uplifting music and a wonderful message.

Pastor David started a Summer Sermon Series on Seasons (say that fast!).  These contemporary services will be meeting every other Sunday night in June & July – 4  services – perfect to discuss the 4 seasons!  Last night’s season was Summer – a season of celebration.  A fitting topic for this past week.  I celebrated a birthday!  And 4 of my friends have welcomed babies (congrats to you all!)  Others I know have celebrated graduations, new jobs, new houses, and many other things.  The days are longer, school is out, allowing for lots of time and reasons (excuses!) to celebrate.

The scripture reference was from Ecclesiastes (see above).  The song pretty much picked itself, the oldie but goody – Turn! Turn! Turn! by the Byrds, adapted from where else than – the Bible!  A popular song with really such a simple, yet profound message.  There is a season for everything!  No matter where you are in life, as the saying goes “this too shall pass” (at least for those in maybe a more Winter season).  But that is the beauty of living in God.  You will have your ups and your downs, but each has a purpose and will eventually bring a new season.

I personally enjoy Summer (maybe not the heat – but the celebrations discussed in the message) and wish it could remain Summer always , but know that it may have come after a long Winter, and I wouldn’t fully appreciate it without those times.  I know many are in those “darker” times, but can be encouraged that it is just a season and a new one will be upon you soon.  David had 3 points as we approach the different seasons in our lives:

  1. Trust the Rhythm (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)
  2. Reflect on what God has done (Ecclesiates 3:9-11)
  3. Respond with Gratitude (God wants us to be happy – see Ecclesiastes 3:12-13)

Overall a great and timely message.  Blessings for a GREAT week ahead to take time to reflect what season you are in (stay tuned for the next 3!)

The Byrds
Turn! Turn! Turn!

Words-adapted from The Bible, book of Ecclesiastes
Music-Pete Seeger

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time to build up,a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time of love, a time of hate
A time of war, a time of peace
A time you may embrace, a time to refrain from embracing

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time for love, a time for hate
A time for peace, I swear it’s not too late

2 Comments

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2 responses to “There is a season, a time for everything

  1. evandaestes

    Could not agree more! One of my favorite passages & I often think of this in just about any season of my life! 🙂

  2. Thank you for this, I tend to forget everyone has their cycles in life…even me and that’s ok to not be ok sometimes. Good reminder.

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