A time to embrace

By: snowgood

Jul 23 2017


Category: Children, family, Scripture, Thanks, Travel

1 Comment

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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!



One comment on “A time to embrace”

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

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