There’s an old Bob Dylan song that keeps coming to mind these days titled The Times They are A-Changin’.(lyrics here.) Adopted as an anthem for the political and social upheaval of the sixties, it seems suited once again as a reflection of our times.
Regulars may have noticed that I haven’t been posting as often as usual, and I suspect that trend will continue. The winds of change have been blowing around here, too, and I seem to be going in a different direction. I have no intention of abandoning the Word for Wednesday or this blog – but I’m going to do my best not to miss the leading of the Holy Spirit, either, and that requires a more focused concentration.
What about you all? Anybody have the feeling that God is trying to prepare us for something different? Here’s an older version of the song, and a scripture passage that seems relevant.
There is an appointed time for everything.
And there is a time for every event under heaven
A time to give birth and a time to die;
A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.
A time to kill and a time to heal;
A time to tear 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 throw stones and a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing.
A time to search and a time to give up as lost;
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
A time to tear apart and a time to sew together;
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.