For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
2a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace. (Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8. ESV.)
Tomorrow begins a new season for me. So, today is my last opportunity to sort, ship, pack, store, and give away things. One year is so relative. As my cherished loved one said to me on Saturday, “The good thing about time is it goes fast. The bad thing about time is it goes fast.” And, I have to agree. When I am apart from those dear to my heart I am glad time passes swiftly so I may see them again in a “timely” manner…a blink of an eye. 2010 with all its challenges has seemed more like six months, to me, rather than a full year. I suppose that is, in part, God’s mercy.
Now, it is time to relocate, reestablish, reconnect, reunite, restore, revise, reengage, revisit, resume, reflect, and renew.
(Photo by: Marek Wojtal)