Time for everything

It’s not a song title, but it’s a quote from bible.

ecclesiastes
ecclesiastes

Recently, I had a conversation with my friend about whether we can make our time to do something meaningful to us, and he passed me a link to this passage:

A Time for Everything
There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven—

A time to give birth and a time to die;
A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.

A time to kill and a time to heal;
A time to tear down and a time to build up.

A time to weep and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn and a time to dance.

A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing.

A time to search and a time to give up as lost;
A time to keep and a time to throw away.

A time to tear apart and a time to sew together;
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.

I just found this passage so profound and inspiring, especially when I relate it with my recent experience. When things are starting to out of hand, then we should remember what are the things that matters most for us. And do you able to make your time for it?

  • Jemmy

    And for the believers, you miss the important part of that passage:

    11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

    He here refers to God. That piece is the most important part of that whole chapter IMO. It changes the whole perspective of what we can do and what God will take care

    • Hey, you are right, I have to admit that the couplets get my attention. And I didn’t really read it through afterwards.

      After reading through it, it is more profound 🙂

      And my understanding to the part you mentioned, reminds me of something I heard from someone some time ago that everything will fall onto its place by its time 🙂

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