Thursday, September 11, 2008

A New Day Dawns

Ecclesiastes 3:1-11

For everything there is a season, and a time for very purpose under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboreth?

I have seen the travail which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised therewith.
He hath made everything beautiful in its time: also he hath set eternity in their heart, yet so that man cannot find out the work that God hath done from the beginning even to the end.

I know that today, the world remembers and mourns those who gave their lives -- some unwillingly, some with the utmost sacrifice -- on this day in 2001.

I remember, but today I also celebrate, for there is new life:

Welcoming Olive Magdalene, born 5:46 pm, 8 lbs. 1 oz., 22 in.

(I don't think I need to clarify, but Olive is the new daughter of our babysitter, Sara. Carry on!)

1 comment:

amy (metz) walker said...

Ecclesiastes is one of my favorite books of the Bible. I don't know why but i find it so soothing!

Welcome, Olive!