"Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end."
This scripture follows Ecc 3:1 “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.”
There is an ebb and flow to life that’s out of our control. We can try to hold onto summer with all our might and delay the onset of the cold... but we cannot hold back the frost, we cannot hinder summer from the continuation of its journey. Time passes with no mans help or hindrance and winter will surely come.
Many of us spend time counting down the days until such and such happens, or until this season passes... we dream of what could happen, good or bad... We obsess over what is ‘not yet’, and by doing so, we miss the beauty of the ‘now.’
Beauty resides in the journey, and it’s the journey that makes the destination beautiful. When I was a student, I just wanted school to be over and completed. Once I graduated, I understood that that moment was the accumulation of my years of learning and studying. The event did not complete my schooling, but the years of learning culminated in the moment of completion. I could not have graduated from High School unless I journeyed through it.
You may be in the midst of tragedy, or on Cloud 9, so diverse are the seasons... but wherever you are, keep on moving. Learn and grow. Take the time to appreciate this moment... even if it’s painful and full of heartache, let the pain do a deep work within you, ushering in healing. Then allow the moments of awe and wonder to fill you with grace and humility, strengthening you for the seasons ahead.
Ps 100:5 (MSG) says, “God is sheer beauty, all generous in love, loyal always and ever.” He has made everything beautiful because he is here through and in everything. Never absent, loyal to the core. Beauty pours out of him regardless of the times. Just as the sun rises in both summer and winter, God brings out the beauty in and through every season of our lives.
Don’t rush, breathe in this moment, soak up all that it can teach and reveal to you. Allow God to unveil his beauty in both heartache and triumph.