Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Words people want to hear.

Sometimes in life we need to hear certain words, sometimes it can be a simple “I love you.” Or “I am sorry.” But sometimes we feel lost for words and I recently found myself in such a situation. I found myself looking into the tear stained eyes of my children as they try to understand why their beloved family member has died, and I hear the anger in their voices about the world around them and especially at God, because after all if God made the world and is so powerful then why did this family member have to die. It is at times like these that I found myself at a loss for words.

I found the words to answer my children and I told my children these words; and they were happy with my response; so happy in fact that my daughter read these words from the Bible at her beloved Opa’s funeral. I would love to share these words with you now. These words let my children know that there is a time and a season for everything.

A time for everything.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.

A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,

A time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,

A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,

A time to scatter stones and time to gather them, at time to embrace and a time to refrain,

A time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,

A time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,

A time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

These words are from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 in the Bible.

If you are anything like me you will find yourself in one of these situations. God Bless you.

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