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The Seasons Of Life

This morning I was reminded of Ecclesiastes 3, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under Heaven…” It occurs to me there is also a time to change and a time to remain the same.

My wife and I are discussing a return to a city from which we moved, the reasons for which I won’t go into at this time. However, a part of our conversation was the need to dispose of our accumulated ‘stuff’. My wife has always been one to rid herself of items she hasn’t used in some time, and I am a pack rat. If I have something that might be useful ten years down the road, I keep it. When it comes to my keepsakes, I’m even more of a keeper.

Well, the days of us buying a large house are long gone because I’m now retired, and we are empty nesters. How much room do two people actually need? In order to downsize, some things just have to go and my pack rat tendencies must change. “A time to keep and a time to throw away…” ECC. 3:6 is a biblical directive I must now adopt as a way of life. It’s not easy.

Glory to God, He has provided well for us and His word is constantly full of wisdom and direction. I must put my trust in Him and change along with the changes in life that come no matter how hard we fight them. Control is not in our hands, control ultimately belongs to God for our best benefit. May His blessings flow.

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Ron is a retired pharmacist with 42 years of experience. He and his wife Kitty have been on mission trips to Thailand and Columbia. Ron has taught Bible and preached in the Tom Green County Jail for two years.

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