Ecclesiastes 3 (KJV) says…
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
I’m in a season. And, it doesn’t feel like a good one.
But, in it, I see so many good things — God things — happening.
I see my daughter propelling in math.
I see my writing taking off and keeping me busy, busy, busy.
I see the ending of a relationship after 12 years.
I see memories of our sweet dog who passed away a month ago now.
I see me leading the choir at our church for the first time.
I see the back and forth; the yes’s and no’s. The good and the bad both being displayed fully in front of me balancing each other out.
I haven’t been in this place before. Have you?