“He has made everything beautiful in its time.
He has also set eternity in the human heart”
The lights, colors, sounds and scents of the Christmas season are beautiful.
Traditions old and new make the month of December full of memories from the past. Anticipating the New Year ahead encourages vision for the future. On our calendars the season straddles the old year, and faces the New Year. A popular seasonal song is “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”
The writer of Ecclesiastes, sometimes called “The Teacher” or in the original Hebrew Quoheleth, says “God has made everything beautiful in its time.” Earlier in this text it says:
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 weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance.
Some seasons of our life may bring challenge, worry, anxiety, and uncertainty; other seasons are peaceful, joyful, hopeful, and filled with love.
May God who makes everything beautiful fill your season with hope, joy, peace and love.
Ray Harris, Spiritual Care Coordinator, December 2018