Rhythms of Our Lives – Focus Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Whenever I read today’s text, it evokes the image of music. A time to dance, a time to mourn, a time to laugh, and a time to heal—all of these things are associated with the rhythms of our lives.
Our lives have both harmony and disharmony. There are variations in the mood to make the music happy, sad or soul-stirring. And when the end of the song is reached, if it has been masterfully composed, everything is resolved, and we have no regrets. Life’s experience has been greater than the sum of its parts.
During the times when I have the luxury of sitting back and letting all the rhythms of my life flood over me, what I hear is a beautiful symphony orchestrated by God, the Masterful Maker of the Music. The composition that represents my life is so rich and complex, so intricate and so full that the whole is truly greater than the sum of its various rhythms and movements. To everything, there is a season—a time for every purpose under heaven. And when all is said and done, in spite of or maybe even because of all that has happened, I will come to the end of the great symphony of my existence on earth — the life that was composed by God — and say with confidence, I have no regrets. Praise God! All has been resolved. I have no regrets.
Almighty God, you are the Author of all Seasons and the Composer of this symphony called life. You orchestrate the rhythms of time by your Spirit and bring the movements of my life to full and vibrant resolution. Send me a Word of Truth today. Amen.