To everything there is a season…

I am reminded by life’s experiences that change is inevitable.  Whether it’s the weather, relationships,  or a myriad of other life occurrences, things are going to change, whether or not we understand or like them.

Such is the case recently with me and I know the acceptance of things as they are is of utmost importance.  For the past thirty-two years, I’ve been involved in covering high school football on the airwaves in one form or another.  I’ve been a correspondent, traveling to various games, have done play-by-play for the local high school team, and most recently been the host for a post-game show.  It’s just a part of fall Friday nights that have been there for over half my life.

This season will be a bit different though.  I received word this week that the post game show that I’d been doing most recently was going in another direction and that my services would no longer be needed.  Such is the nature of sports coverage and life in general.  I will have to admit it will be a bit strange tonight, the first of the high school football season, but I’m sure I’ll find something to keep me occupied, probably attending my high school’s home opener.

My point in sharing is to be a reminder that change is inevitable in life.   There are many things we take for granted….perhaps some things we even abhor….but they are all a part of the fabric of life.  And whether or not we understand it, whether or not we like it, change is a part of who we are.  New doors can be opened, much grander than those we’ve experienced before.

I am reminded of the words in the Bible from Ecclesiastes 3:1-11

To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:

A time to be born,
    And a time to die;
A time to plant,
    And a time to pluck what 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;
A time to embrace,
    And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain,
    And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
    And a time to throw away;
A time to tear,
    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 of war,
    And a time of peace.

The God-Given Task

What profit has the worker from that in which he labors? 10 I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.

12 I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives, 13 and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God.

Published by David Lee Moser

I am a sixty year old semi-retired elementary science teacher.

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