My husband had told me about a website: www.esvonline.org/
It has all sorts of Bible study tools
Specifically- you can listen to the Bible read out loud.
Last week I wrote about background noise...
so I figured that if I was going stir crazy in the silence,
I could have the Bible going in that background from time to time.
For some reason,
when I went the website, it popped up on Ecclesiastes 3...
which turned out to be strange
and he said he hadn't been there.
But God had a message for me,
so I don't doubt that he put me there :]
"For everything there is a season,
and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace."
I don't cope well with change... never have.
No matter how ridiculously good and blessed the present is,
I always tend to long to be back in the last stage of life.
I feel so blessed that God has brought David and I to Colorado,
provided him a wonderful job,
and placed us in a dear and loving church.
The present is beautiful.
I'm never content with the now.
In our next stage of life, I know that I will wish to be here...
unless i learn, like Paul says in Philippians,
to be content in every situtation.
A friend sent this quote to me a week ago...
I think it sums it up quite beautifully:
"We do not believe there is any force today to rival or recreate that beautiful yesterday. We linger in the ruins of the old tent, where once we had bread and shelter, nor believe that the spirit can feed, cover, and nerve us again. We cannot again find aught so dear, so sweet, so graceful. But we sit and weep in vain. The voice of the Almighty saith, 'Up and onward for evermore.' We cannot stay amid the ruins."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lord, teach me to be content in every situation.
Have a blessed Lord's day!