Meditation Corner

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Seasonal changes are something that we as human must deal with each year God graces us to be

alive. Every year the earth realm experiences Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Each season

comes with varied expectations and requires something intrinsically different. One of God’s

creation that seams most aware of this concept of season change are ants. It is common

knowledge that ants prepare for the Winter seasons during the Spring and Summer time. During

the Spring and Summer seasons, the worker ants’ source and store food for when they will go

into hibernation. It’s imbedded in their DNA to know that in order to sustain the next season of

their life, they must make adequate preparation.

Similarly, for those of us who profess to love and follow Jesus, we will experience various

season and they will have different requirements.

In Ecclesiastes, the writer tells us that

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;

3  a time to kill, and a time to heal;

a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4  a time to weep, and a time to laugh;

a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5  a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;

a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6  a time to seek, and a time to lose;

a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

7  a time to tear, and a time to sew;

a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8  a time to love, and a time to hate;

a time for war, and a time for peace.

 

What is writer trying to explain to us about season? In one instance is easy to discern that the

only constant thing in life is change. That can be very unsettling for those of who live in the

technology age because we have so much access to information that may sometimes leave us

with the desire to know EVERYTHING. However, the author of Ecclesiastes 3 seems to suggest

that in all we do, we must accept that God is sovereign and depend on His wisdom, timing and

goodness throughout every season. In doing that, much like the ants, we will be able to be

properly prepared for anything, or season, we experience.