ecclesiastes 3: when?

When is the time for war,
o God of peace?
When is the time to laugh,
Man of Sorrows?
When is the time to die,
immortal One?
When is the time to speak,
o silent One?
When is the time for hatred,
rejected and reviled?
When is the time to lose,
o seeker of souls?
When is the time to break down,
to build up, to throw stones or to gather,
o rock of ages?
When you laid the foundations of the earth,
did they dance?
Did we miss it?

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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