The Watchman

The Watchman

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Beginnings and Endings

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.  (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

This verse of scripture has often given me hope that I don't have to do it all now.  Life has an order and our happiness comes from finding that order for us and embracing the season of life we are in now.  I fully believe that  if we do that, we will be happy.  We will be able to remember the past without regret, find joy in our present and look forward with hope to the future.  This doesn't mean that there won't be sadness and struggles along the way.  It is another truth that it is through opposition that we can also grow.

I have shared this before, but it is always worth repeating: “Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to just be people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time rail journey…delays…sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling burst of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley

1 comment:

  1. I love a beautiful quote; especially the last line :) Thanks for sharing!