Wednesday, April 6, 2016

E is for Ecclesiastes 3


Me, alone. Life after loss.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 
A time to be born, and a time to die ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1,2



"A time to every purpose," as I read this I find comfort and I know that creating a new life for myself is indeed a beautiful thing. Not always easy, but meaningful and good. 

"A time to be born, and a time to die," also brings comfort in the perspective it brings on living and dying. Though Errol was not really old at 68, he lived a long life. Those of us who live into our sixties and seventies and beyond have been given a precious gift, I think. And thinking on this Bible verse helped me.









20 comments:

  1. Hi Inger - I agree this Bible quote from Ecclesiastes is very thought provoking, thoughtful in its sense and comforting with its words ... and your photo ties in exactly ... so good to read ... all the best - Hilary

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  2. The verses are especially beautiful and meaningful with your photograph. Thinking about you and sending lots of good wishes.

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  3. You have the extraordinary ability to see the beauty in the cycle of life -- the sadness and the joy being part of the whole. I guess it is what yin and yang are all about. Lovely post.

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  4. When we get to this age we see a lot of our friends and family die....and it's sobering and humbling. A beautiful verse to think about my friend. Hugs, Diane

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  5. I love the book of Ecclesiastes.. it is full of so much wisdom. and this verse is so true and i do believe that. to me most of the book is a comfort to me that we all go through the same type things. I agree that we are blessed to be in our 70's..

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  6. You have such a wonderful perspective on things!

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  7. Great verse and an awesome shot, Inger.

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  8. That bible verse also brings things into perspective. On our earthly journey we have a biginning and and ending and the inbetween time is for living.
    Have a beautiful day Inger. Hug you two sweet companions.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  9. Loss is hard to endure, but it teaches us to appreciate those we love who are still with us. May this spring bring renewal and healing to your heart. :-)

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  10. One of my favorite verses. I will be returning to your blog....I found peace here. STopping in from A-Z.

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  11. I love that verse. Beautiful photo. I would think that it is definitely a challenge creating a new path and i hope you find it rewarding in many ways.

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  12. Beautiful. A Time to Live and a Time to Die....that is comforting to me as well! You are doing a good job with this challenge!!

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  13. It's a great verse and a good one for you to latch onto.

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  14. Indeed ... to everything there is a season. It's hard losing a loved one, but it helps being able to cling to God.

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  15. A positive take on things, Inger.

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  16. My husband was also 68 when he died. You have a wonderful attitude and are an inspiration to many

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  17. 68 is so young; even if it is a full life. Brett is 67 -- healthy -- but still I cherish everyday we have together.

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  18. Dear Inger, so beautiful you find comfort and have been creating a new life for yourself.
    I agree with you, "it is not always easy, but meaningful and good."
    Much Love to you!

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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