There’s a time for everything. During the youth worship service last Sabbath, our young people offered a dramatic reading of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. Indeed, it was a sober but fascinating read. Watching the video thus reminds us that the passage is popular because of how well it captures the meaning of life. We invite you to listen and meditate on what the Holy Spirit was trying to say to Kohelet and our generation today.
For everything there is a season,
a time for every activity under heaven.
A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time to harvest.
A time to kill and a time to heal.
A time to tear down and a time to build up.
A time to cry and a time to laugh.
A time to grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
A time to search and a time to quit searching.
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
A time to tear and a time to mend.
A time to be quiet and a time to speak.
A time to love and a time to hate.
A time for war and a time for peace. – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8