Each Friday my writing stems from a word prompt. Five minutes, one word prompt. The prompt this week is … Balance.
Dictionary.com tells me that ‘balance’ means “a state of equilibrium or equipoise; equal distribution of weight,Â or amount.”
In the stillness of the morning the thought comes of living a balanced life. We long for days where our thoughts and emotions are steady and in harmony with those around us and circumstances.
And yet our days often bring changes, called seasons of life.
Our days can be joyful and sorrowful. We build up and tear down. We grieve and dance. We cry and laugh. We embrace those around us and turn them away. We keep our stuff and then we sort and throw away. We are very quiet and can talk without ceasing. We love and we hate.
Solomon tells us that each will come at the proper time, for our days are filled with changes. We are finite humans, governed by time who will one day become immortal, to live where time has no bounds.
“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.”
(Ecclesiastes 3:1, NLT)
Our lives –
held in balance by our wise and loving God.