Day 364 –
Be ready for the next chapter.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 “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; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break 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 cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.”
Seasons come and seasons go, when one chapter closes another opens. Each one different yet equally beautiful.
Looking at the seasons of our life through the eyes of God allows us to see the Big Book with many chapters each with its own lessons, loves and losses, characters, plots, rising actions, climaxes, and falling actions.
We get drawn deep into the pages, not knowing what will happen, wanting to skip over some quickly and stay on some forever.
He tugs at every heart string holding tightly until it’s time to let go.
Before we know it, one chapter has ended and another began.
I often wonder how God chose which chapters to write in my book…did He know I’d be able to handle each Word, the laughter, the tears, the life and death, the dancing and grief, the tearing down and building up….and that’s just been this past chapter.
But He did.
And No matter His reasoning, I decided long ago to trust Him because He’s seen my book to the end. He’s written every word and defined every action. He’s the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and end, and He lays across every page in between.
He walks with us across the sands of time. His light reflects off the the Sunrise and Sunset.
Looking back on our life, focusing on the details in pictures, sometimes He carries us and sometimes He holds our hand. But He’s always there! In every chapter in every season, He’s there……Making your Book reflect Him.