Words from the Heart for Tuesday August 28th, 2018
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…
Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV)
A Time for Everything
In the cycle of every year there are seasons built into creation. Some places have more contrasting seasons than others. Our God has planned that there are times and seasons in our lives. Some are exciting to us. Other changes bring anxiety, even fear. He is mindful of our unique needs in each season of our lives. The Maker of the seasons can be trusted to be with us. He never leaves us nor forsakes us.
Canada uses six primary time zones. From east to west they are Newfoundland Time Zone, Atlantic Time Zone, Eastern Time, Central Time Zone, Mountain Time Zone, and the Pacific Time Zone. In most of Canada, Daylight Savings Time begins on the second Sunday in March and returns to Standard time on the first Sunday of November. Places like Fort St. John, Charlie Lake, Taylor and Dawson Creek in British Columbia, Creston in the East Kootenays, and most of Saskatchewan do not make the change.
The Creator God is a master of planning and consistency. Each and every morning the sun rises in the east, and later will set in the west. You can count on that. Every year spring is followed by summer, summer by fall and fall by winter. You know that. This isn’t surprising – we know the nature of God well. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…” God has your life completely planned out. Just as He has a time for sunrise and sunset, for seasons and rhythms of life, so He has put in place a perfect plan for you. Today is all planned out. So is tomorrow and next week, next month and next year. You are not a product of chance and things don’t happen to you by chance. Whether you are going through a challenging time, or if life is easy at this point, don’t forget that there is a rhythm, a pattern to your life, just as there is for everything else. The bad times will come, but they won’t last forever. There is a time for everything.
These have been words from the heart.