Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 | Author:

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.

(Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)

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4 Responses
  1. jon-paul says:

    You betcha I do! Every morning, noon, and night I pray for the wisdom to understand where the Lord would have me — now and tomorrow. I do have the where with all to know when I am being summoned by the Holy Spirit and all praise be to the glory of God for what he has for me!

    If you get the opportunity check out this link: it’s The Byrds from the 1960s which was the first thing I thought about seeing it in print. Those were some days!

    Love what you are saying here Jean!


  2. Rebecca says:

    Hmmm there’s another Bob Dylan song that always comes to my mind when thinking about our society: When You Gonna Wake Up? lol

  3. Jim Wetzel says:

    Ain’t it the truth! And without divine guidance, and the willingness to act accordingly, we just don’t know what time it is.

  4. akagaga says:

    @all – As much harm as that era did to our society, in the midst of it all there were songs that could have helped, as you’ve all shown me. Let’s hope we can all hear a little better this time around. :)