Summer is waning. The flowers have all bloomed. Before the rain comes, and it will, and the flowers fade, I wanted to share their beauty with you. So today I share my dahlia garden with you.
One of my favorite passages from the Bible is Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NKJV)
“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die;
A time to plant, And a time to pluck up what is planted; A time to kill, And a time to heal;
A time to break down, And a time to build up; A time to weep, And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, And a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;A time to gain, And a time to lose;
A time to keep, And a time to throw away; A time to tear, And a time to sow;
A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate;
A time of war, And a time of peace.”
Solomon writes further, vs. 14: “I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever.”
Enjoy the flowers. Prepare yourself for the next season. And know that it’s all part of a greater plan.