Over the next few weeks in our Rooted in Christ Study, we’ll be looking at some of the favorite passages from our staff at St. Matthew’s UMC. These are some of the parts of the Bible to mean to most to our staff.
Today’s reading is Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8
Today’s reading is one that you know but may not know that you knew. You may remember the old song by The Byrds “Turn, Turn, Turn.” This song is basically this scripture set to music. This was one of the first scriptures I ever really knew because of that. But this passages is an interesting passage in the midst of an interesting book. In Ecclesiastes, the teacher goes through everything in life that someone can have, wealth, power, everything. And in the end, he finds all things to be meaningless. They don’t give him meaning. Only God can do that.
We see here in the midst of his searching, he finds that everything has a season. Life. Death. War. Peace. All things are part of life. But within this, they are just that, seasons. There will be seasons of tears. There will be seasons of joy. There will be times of great laughter and of great pain. But they are seasons.
Don’t keep your eyes on the seasons. Keep your eyes on the God of all the seasons. And He will give you the life that none of these seasons can.
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