A time to embrace

By: snowgood

Jul 23 2017

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Category: Children, family, Scripture, Thanks, Travel

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We were at a party when someone came to have a quiet word.

As it happened it was a misinformed rebuke.

It came from a place of hurt and unforgiveness.

The speaker felt he had to say something, and hopefully we parted without ill feeling.

Later I reflected on the timing of the message only to be told, “he” had a habit of spoiling happy occasions with poorly timed lectures.

A bible verse came to mind.

“a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak”

Ecclesiastes 3:7

At another time, and in a different place I would have been happy to have a longer chat, and point out “the bigger picture”.

Maybe that chance will come.

I was reminded of this chapter in the Old Testament as I stood in the “drop off” zone at Gatwick.

What a buzz! Weeks of planning and excitement coming to a head.

The day has finally arrived.

The family “here”, can soon see the family “there”.

The kids were so excited!

They’re just a plane ride away from a time of great joy.

Who knows what games they’ll play with Papa and Oma?

a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, 

a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing

Ecclesiastes 3:5

There’s absolutely no doubt.

This was a time for embracing, sharing the joy and excitement of the occasion.

Thank you Lord for times such as this!

 

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One comment on “A time to embrace”

  1. They’ve arrived! We are so delighted and cousins are reunited!


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