It came to pass; not to stay was one of my mother’s sayings. What she meant was that life is always in a state of constant flux and nothing stays the same forever. Of-course, forever is a very long time, but still you get the picture, the bad times will not last forever, there will be a change and conversely, the good times have no responsibility to continually bless us with an easy and comfortable life. We all know that for growth to occur there needs to be change, otherwise we would all stay as non-germinated seeds, with a potential for growth but actually not fulfilling any purpose or producing any fruit.
Life also has a habit of pruning us back, to get us into shape or to allow for new growth. It is like my lime tree, which a couple of months ago I cut back hard; it was just a lot of bare sticks but now Spring is here and it is full of new shoots, new life and the promise of a great crop of fruit next season because already it has little white flower buds popping up. Nature has so much to teach us about life and in nature we find the fulfillment of so many Biblical truths.
I have been thinking a lot about seasons; they complete the circle of life in nature and also in our own circle of our life; from birth to death. In nature each season has its purpose as does each season of our lives. This wisdom was penned by Solomon, said to be the wisest man who ever lived, about 1000 BC and recorded for us in Ecclesiastes Chap 3: V1-8.
The story of King Solomon, the son of David and Bathsheba, you can find in the Old Testament of the Bible; it is a rip roarer! Solomon is credited with writing Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon. Along with Psalms (written predominately by David) these books make up the Books of Poetry so as well as being full of wisdom, encouragement and practical advice for living, they are beautifully written. Some believe Solomon wrote the Song of Solomon in his youth, the books of Proverbs in his middle age, and the book of Ecclesiastes when he was old.https://ibtministries.org/
Wisdom is Wisdom and Truth is Truth regardless of where you find it. In December 1965 The Byrds released their Turn!Turn!Turn! album with the title song which basically word for word repeats Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. You can listen to it on YouTube. It is beautiful.
Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) The Byrds To everything (turn, turn, turn) There is a season (turn, turn, turn) And a time for every purpose, under heaven.https://www.bing.com/
2 replies to “And it came to Pass.”
I love this passage from Ecclesiastes; had the Seekers version of “Turn, turn” played during the photo tribute at my Dad’s funeral. Indeed, Life IS full of “seasons”🌹
Thanks Jan. See you tomorrow.🤗