Sermon Audio

As I get ready for my life’s next chapter and prepare to leave my beloved Highlands church after 4 years, I invite us to reflect on the relationship that humans have with time. More specifically, we will consider the possibility that time is not the straight, coherent line that we’ve become accustomed to thinking it is; perhaps time is circular and seasonal instead. And if we were to see time as made of different seasons, how could that help guide us through trauma? Would we experience a richer form of life if we allowed that life to be bigger than the plans we’ve made for it?

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

There’s a season for everything
and a time for every matter under the heavens:
2 a time for giving birth and a time for dying,
a time for planting and a time for uprooting what was planted,
3 a time for killing and a time for healing,
a time for tearing down and a time for building up,
4 a time for crying and a time for laughing,
a time for mourning and a time for dancing,
5 a time for throwing stones and a time for gathering stones,
a time for embracing and a time for avoiding embraces,
6 a time for searching and a time for losing,
a time for keeping and a time for throwing away,
7 a time for tearing and a time for repairing,
a time for keeping silent and a time for speaking,
8 a time for loving and a time for hating,
a time for war and a time for peace.

 

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