Sunday, September 11, 2011

To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven.

Ecclesiastes 3:1

Spring cleaning in September? I admit I am a little late with this, but even though my spring decorations were put out of sight, it was time to really put them away in storage. Isn’t that how we are with our lives sometimes? Tragic things happen, hurtful things and though we are able to “put them out of sight”, bury them under the business of everyday life…still they are there. Sometimes never having been dealt with; so that they can be turned over to the Lord and stored in the proper place.

It is very hard for me to watch the memorial programs about 9/11, it was a very painful season for me. My husband was very ill with a condition that caused him to pass away only a few months later. I was burning the candle at both ends, working, taking care of him and running a household. When I look back now I marvel at how the Lord took care of me. Many times I wanted to throw up both hands and scream…and yet each day that I awoke God gave me new strength to carry on.

So when I think of the families that the 9/11 tragedy left behind, my heart grieves with them, yes, even after 10 years. And yet I hear the Lord saying that even though it was a season of pain and sorrow, it must be given to Him so that He can store it properly. Of course we will never forget…after nearly 10 years, I feel as if my husband’s passing was yesterday at times. But unless we give that season to Him we will never be able to go forward.

Each season has a purpose, the spring to bring about new growth, the summer to help things grow for harvest, the autumn to complete the harvest and prepare nature to rest and winter a time to kill off all those bad things (germs) and complete the resting period for the next season. Each season must be processed in order for the next one to come.

So, No! we will never forget 9/11 and the senseless loss of lives on that day, but let us give that season to God, with all our grief and sorrow and pray that as He stores it away, we can make way for a new season, a season of purpose, a season of joy.

5 comments:

Susan said...

Hi Veronica....

Was so happy you stopped by my blog and commented, too.Loved having you and hope you come back to visit again.

My confirmation name is Veronica! I always liked the story of Veronica in the Bible,and how she wiped the face of Jesus.

Take care. Susan

Lovey said...

Hello Veronica...blessings upon you. I am thankful that you left me a message today...I appreciate it whole heartedly and now I have found you...

Bonnie said...

So true and wise. Thank you for your reminder of giving our problems to God and leaving it there. I appreciate your blog visit and encouragement. I also am glad to reread and be reminded of Corrie Ten Boom's quote about worry.

Anita said...

Veronica, what a beautiful post and so inspiring! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments!! I hope to see you again:-)

Anita said...

HI Veronica! Thanks for stopping by...you make me smile! I'm trying to get my last fall table of the season in today while the leaves are still so vibrant.