Crumbs for My Father-in-law’s Take on Time (seasons, fears and harvesting time)

(Note: If you missed the post preceding this one, please check out My Father-in-law’s Take on Time posted Wednesday, January 14, 2015.)

time well spent

Webster describes time as “a continuous measurable quantity in which events occur in apparently irreversible order.”

                      four seasons           “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away. A time to search and a time to quite searching. A time to keep and a time to throw away. A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak. A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace.” Ecclesiates 3:1-8

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Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” Earl Nightingale

God at work

(Referring to Joel speaking to Israel concerning God’s restoring the year of the locusts. *(a message our culture could stand to hear today) “Though Joel is speaking to a nation, it’s important to reflect on these promises from God on a personal level. Not only are we – as a society – resurrected from sin because of Christ’s sacrifice, we are – corporately and individually – given life in the Holy Spirit. In the midst of judgment, God shows His mercy. He goes beyond saving us from our wretched sin; the Lord forgets we ever wronged Him, granting us access to Himself (Ephesians 2:17-18) and pouring His Spirit into our renewed lives.” Hannah Goodwyn CBN Producer

                               Love last forever                                              “Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.”  Henry Van Dyke

hope

When God laid out His plan for eternity, He knew the struggles and fears we would face concerning our earthly weaknesses. Instead of worrying about reaping our future harvest, perhaps we should concentrate on the plowing and the planting. God will provide the harvest.

         plow                                                           “. . . Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and shower righteousness upon you.” Hosea 10:12 (ELW)

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