BIBLE READING: Ecclesiastes 1-6
Last month thousands of 18-year-olds walked across the stage and graduated from high school. In a couple more months, thousands of those same 18-year-olds will be dropped off at college with moms and dads choking back tears as they drive back home. Every day in hospitals across America new babies are born to nervous parents and goodbyes are said by a wife to a husband of many years. What do all of these have in common? They are all changes in the season of life. As sure as February snow melts into the sunshine of March, our lives will go through different seasons as well. In Ecclesiastes 3, the King of Jerusalem pens this wisdom and reminds us that there is a time for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven. For those of us who aren’t fans of change, Ecclesiastes 3:11 gives us comfort when it says, “He has made everything appropriate in its time.” If we truly trust God and his timing, then knowing God gave us the exact right amount of time for the season we’re departing brings new hope to a new SEASON.