There is something so comforting with this verse that remains one of my favorite bible verses. I wrote it in calligraphy five years ago and framed it to remember: He has made everything beautiful in its time.
Sometimes I wonder, what thing of beauty can I find in the time of the pandemic, or in the time of suffering? The answer is there will always be something beautiful within this world, within me, within the great love that holds me.
I don’t know what you are going through right now, but know that everything has its season and season passes and begins anew.
Know your season, embrace it fully no matter how painful, and let God does His work in you and through you. It’s the only way to make meaning out of every season in our lives.
A Time for Everything
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.
The God-Given Task
What gain has the worker from his toil? 10 I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.
~ Ecclesiastes 3:1-11