The Large Gathering... there is a time for everything under the Sun

The Large Gathering  Laurie Pace © 2007

The Large Gathering  Laurie Pace © 2007

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
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,
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.

(Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, NIV)” 

I did a series of maybe four of these almost ten years ago.  Where has the time gone?  During those ten years time took me through all of those things in the Bible verse above. Right now this week there are changes in life as we move from 3200 sq feet down to about 1900 sq feet.  A time to regroup. A time to give up lifetimes of 'junk' and clear the way for new things to happen in our lives. Call it a time to let go. A time to open up our hearts to God.  Really with the Time to keep and a time to throw away.    

I do not think there is anything I can do to separate Terry from a huge load of boxes and stuff he continues to carry around through each move... attic to attic... dust to dust.   Me... went through my music and did away with some, but some of the sheet music I have played as favorites since 1967.  But gone are 95% of my books. Gone is my sewing table and all my guilting things, but a few.  All my teaching things are gone as well within the past two years.  Culling down. A time to throw away.  Soon to be gone will be more of my art stuff.  Time for life and a time for family. A time for life and not for computers or TVs. There is now time for everything under the sun.  

Prepare for the Gathering... There is at time for it too!