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Life is a Stage

Updated: May 20, 2023

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 says, "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven. A time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted. A time to kill and 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 embrace and a time to refrain from embracing. A time to cast away. A time to rip apart 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 of war, and a time of peace."

These verses describe how every experience has a time already planned out for it. We all know the old saying, "Only time will tell." We cannot predict the outcome of an event. but time always will. The death of a loved one, the birth of a new baby, the starting of a war, and the decision to make peace, is not directly made until the time has come to call for it.

What stage are you in your life? As Shakespeare explained in "Seven Ages of Man," the world we live in is a stage, and we are the main characters. Every stage in our lives is like a scene, and each scene is different for everyone. We only have one life and what we do with it is completely up to us. We all want to make sure our lives meant something, and that it will be worth talking about once we are gone.

Granted, each of us started out as a newborn baby, and we grew into adulthood, each going down our separate roads of life, living with hopes and dreams. God created the earth and part of his brilliant design for earth was to give it seasons, winter, spring, summer, and fall, which change throughout the year. As a part of his creation, he also has given our lives seasons, where we plant and harvest. We experience wet and dry spells during those times. Our seasons are sadness, loss of joy, newness and growth.

Your season may be difficult at this time, due to the loss of a loved one, sickness, divorce, or heartbreak, and you cannot see what the purpose is. But it is a guarantee that once in your life you will experience sorrow, low valleys, and hardship, just do not forget that everything has a beginning and an ending. Be confident that all your seasons will not last forever, because all seasons do end. God is the author of all our seasons. Though our seasons may not always make sense we must not vanished into hopelessness.

How do we position ourselves in the face of unimaginable losses, hurt and pain? Find comfort in knowing there is a light at the end of the tunnel with God on our side. During those challenging times, it calls upon us to have confidence, faith, and trust in God, who is the source of our salvation, strength, and stability. If we put our hands in God's hands, he will lead and direct us into peace, and joy.

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