Clearly, God is timeless–He is all-knowing, all-powerful and in all-places and times at once. He does not perceive things linearly or chronologically! So, for those of us that are limited by the linear view of time–Solomon reminds us there is timing for everything. In life, then and now (another time reference) we all have to face the events that are part of the journey. When men are in balance, they meet each phase of life, both the good and bad with equal vigor.
As men are controlled by their selfish natures, they love to wrap themselves in the good times and avoid the challenges. Who could blame them, right. But, Solomon speaks to this in such a direct way, that it deserves us taking time and embracing the truth. The truth is simple; we will face good and bad, happy and sad, hard and easy, profitable and expensive. Each part in some way prepares us for the life we lead.
We need to embrace life and its timing. In the wonderful times, we need to take the joy it provides and treasure it. In the difficult times, we need to learn and become better. In the mournful times, we need to embrace the Lord and his eternal perspective; and, in the times of great success, we need to learn and replicate the things that brought us to that point. Each event is critical to the journey. If we can value them and use them to make us better, then we will see that timing is everything and God has timed things out–Perfectly.
God Bless You
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.