The Teacher states, based on experience, that . . .
His statement expresses an assumption - namely, that since events and times have seasons, those events cease for a time. For example, as articulated in verse four of the same chapter, one does not weep and laugh at the same time. Nor does a person speak and remain silent simultaneously.
Yet - just as to every thing there is a season, to most things there are exceptions. Today's subject of this blog is such an exception. When it comes to loving God, the season never ends. To love our Creator is a lifelong endeavor.
We can express our love for God even as we weep - knowing that He cares.
We can praise the Lord as we laugh - giving voice to our joy.
We can speak words of exaltation to our King.
We can remain silent - listening for the Spirit to speak.
In times of war, we can love Him for His never-ending sovereignty.
In times of peace, we can love Him for His ever-present assurance.
We should love as we search for His plan.
We should love as we give up our goals that we realize are self-seeking.
We love Him as we build with stones.
We love Him as we drop our stones which we picked up to shame.
And we can never stop loving God by living our everyday Ordinary lives for Him.