Of course, when the writer says that to everything there is a season, he is speaking metaphorically. He doesn’t just mean spring, summer, winter, and fall, as is clear in the verses that follow:
To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to break down and a time to build, 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 search and a time to count as lost, a time to keep and a time to discard, a time to tear and a time to mend, 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. – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
At age 57, my summer is waining, and I’m closing in on the autumn years of my life. Long gone are the tender days of nursing babies and changing diapers. In that the youngest of my twelve children is now twelve herself, it is likely I don’t even have many more years of my children living at home. The majority of her siblings have fledged and flown. Many of our friends have empty nests already.
As bittersweet as those realizations seem, there is hope in Ecclesiastes 3:1, as well. That’s because God also has a purpose for each season. This is true of both the literal seasons and the metaphorical ones.
In whatever season you currently find yourself, I pray God will grant you a clear vision of that purpose and enable you to use your time wisely toward fulfilling it. 🙂
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