“Turn, Turn, Turn”

Our Old Testament reading for Sunday comes from the book of Ecclesiastes where Solomon laments, “The words of the Teacher,[a] the son of David, king in Jerusalem.  Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher,[b]
 vanity of vanities! All is vanity.”  We went through a variety of readings this week with quite different flavors.  Peter is rescued from jail by an angel and the guards who guarded him were held responsible and executed.  Rhoda, the maid, hears Peter at the door pounding but in her excitement forgets to let him in and ends up defending herself to the prayers who don’t believe.  Herod who gives a speech with the voice of a god, accepts the praise and God shows him who is God as Herod then dies.  Some days life seems so unfair and counter intuitive.  It made me think of the song, “Turn, turn, turn” by the Byrds that comes from chapter 3 of Ecclesiastes.  There is a time, a day, for everything under the sun – a time for suffering like Peter, a time for silly mistakes like Rhoda, and a time for major mistakes like Herod.  Enjoy this “blast from the past” and the season or time you are in in your life now!! May we all recognize God’s hand in our lives!   Blessings!

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