There’s an old song by a group called, The Byrds, who sang a tune called, Turn, Turn, Turn. I grew up hearing this song as my parents listened to an oldies channel and I worked at two oldies radio stations – not by choice it just happened to be the place that had a job while I was going to school. Anyway, I vaguely remember the song went something like, “with every season there’s a purpose under the sun.” You can watch the video & listen to the lyrics here.
After becoming a Christian I heard that this song is actually scripture in pop culture music of the 1960’s. It was not just an old folk song (I don’ t mean old people although that could be applied, but folk music – is a genre – you can look it up). So this morning as it came to my thoughts I looked up Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NLT (see below) It’s assumed that King Solomon, son of David wrote the book of Ecclesiastes during a time of seeking meaning to life. Throughout the book it seems so dark and gloomy, like a rich king who has everything he could ever want and had lost his purpose. God had blessed Solomon as the wisest man to ever live, yet with his many riches, wives and wisdom he was in a funk.
If you’re one of those people who think, yes I wonder what my purpose in live is too, read Ecclesiastes by clicking here. You’ll find it hard to read his whining tone and may get a bit depressed yourself, but read on, move through his emotion and find that there is hope, there is a purpose to everything under the sun and there is a God that can bring light to your purpose for being here on this earth. ~B2B
A Time for Everything
3 For everything there is a season,
a time for every activity under heaven.
2 A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time to harvest.
3 A time to kill and a time to heal.
A time to tear down and a time to build up.
4 A time to cry and a time to laugh.
A time to grieve and a time to dance.
5 A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
6 A time to search and a time to quit searching.
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
7 A time to tear and a time to mend.
A time to be quiet and a time to speak.
8 A time to love and a time to hate.
A time for war and a time for peace.