January 1st marks not only the beginning of a New Year, but also a time when one makes resolutions, wishes, and predictions of all sorts. It is also deemed by many people to be a fresh start and a time for reflection and change.
However, the bottom line is the issue of time and the recognition of one’s temporal being.
One writer sums up the question of time from his observation and the evidence seen around him and concludes thus:
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
What do workers gain from their toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yetno one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-12 New International Version (NIV)
Have a happy New Year!
Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor
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