To Everything There is a Season…

You may be familiar with these words from the beautiful poetry of the third chapter of the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible.  Or perhaps you are more familiar with the musical setting by Pete Seegar known as Turn, Turn, Turn or popular renditions by Judy Collins or The Byrds.

These are words people turn to for comfort in times of change.  This is a Scripture that is often read at funerals.  So why do we find these words so comforting and reassuring?  I believe it is because they speak to us of Divine Order.  They remind us that life does have “seasons” that come and go, but the world keeps turning and life goes on.  To everything there is a season…

 

Disenchantment

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Disenchantment, whether it is a minor disappointment or a major shock, is the signal that things are moving into transition in our lives.
– William Throsby Bridges

Vehicle of Change

Lakewood Driveway
Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins
“A motorcycle is a vehicle of change, after all. It puts the wheels beneath a midlife crisis, or a coming-of-age saga, or even just the discovery of something new, something you didn’t realize was there. It provides the means to cross over, to transition, or to revitalize; motorcycles are self-discovery’s favorite vehicle.”
― Lily Brooks-DaltonMotorcycles I’ve Loved: A Memoir

You Get Better

Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins

“I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that winter’s tough, but spring’s coming. I believe that there’s a growing season. And I think that you realize that in life, you grow. You get better.”

—Steve Southerland

Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/seasons

The Time of Transition

Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins

“I know now that the Spirit is trying to birth something in my life when I find myself craving silence and darkness, when I find myself editing my circle down to just the trusted few whom I know will midwife me through this birth. It’s nothing to fear; it’s the time of transition.”
― Sarah BesseyOut of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith

Light Precedes Every Transition

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“Light precedes every transition. Whether at the end of a tunnel, through a crack in the door or the flash of an idea, it is always there, heralding a new beginning.”
― Teresa TsalakyThe Transition Witness

– A 10 Minute Vacation for the Soul

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