For everything its season

“Just a thought … by Paul Harper

I had thought that when I retired from work, I would be less dependent on the clock, but somehow that is not the case!

“What time is the doctor’s appointment?”

“When is the next bus into town? Or will there be a next bus into town? With cuts to services there may be less.”

“When is the next committee meeting ?”

It has been said that it is not how do you pass the time, but what do you do to make the best use of the time you have, both for the benefit of loved ones and the community?

The writer of the book of Ecclesiastics chapter 3, in the Old Testament all those years ago wrote the following:

For everything its season and every activity under heaven

Its time:

A time to be born and a time to die

A time to plant and a time to uproot

A time to weep and a time to laugh

A time for silence and a time for speech

On reflection I think I prefer the words of the writer of Psalm 31

“My times are in your hands”


Paul Harper

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