A Time to Mourn
by Randy Chambers, 2015-11-25
Ecclesiastes 3:1,4, KJV: To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.
We do not like pain, or confrontation. We avoid difficult times, and situations. Most Christians, just like non-Christians, seek to make each day as carefree, comfortable, and pleasing as possible. The writer of Ecclesiastes tells us, “…there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” There is a time to laugh, and to dance, and to love. There is a time to enjoy, and with that we are content. But is there also a time to mourn, or be solemn, or fight against ungodliness in the world and within our own lives? Is there a time to face pain so that God can use it to better us; or to allow confrontation for the resolution God would bring? Throughout scripture, it is clear that there is a need to mourn over sin and what it has done; and to weep for a godless world. May it be that each of us seeks God in every season--that we will weep when it is time to weep, and mourn when it is time to mourn, and fast and pray for the salvation of a people living in darkness.