Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Where Do the Flowers Go?

They do not really die
They merely fall asleep
Beneath blue-blanket sky
And soil of umber keep

Gather your sorrows near
We cannot still the wheel
Of time as it doles out the year
In moment-pulsed quadrille

To everything on earth
There is a portioned hour
A season of new birth
From bud to lovely flower

A season to let go
Relinquishing to sod
The petals of life’s ebb and flow
For we belong to God

© Janet Martin

A Time for Everything...Eccl. 3: 1-12

 There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:
    a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,      
a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,     
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,      
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,      
a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,     
 a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,      
a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.
 What do workers gain from their toil?   
I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race.  
He has made everything beautiful in its time. 
He has also set eternity in the human heart; 
yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.  
I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.


  1. Beautiful, Janet, thank you.

    And thank you for the quote. The Bible is amazing. A lot of it is just so simple. This particular passage is very comforting. Nice to hear that all we need to do is be happy and do good :-)

  2. Thank-you and yes, it is nice to know what we really are to do. I like this passage because it helps us keep a healthy perspective in life's season, doesn't it?:)


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