THERE IS A BEGINNING AND A END – ECCLESIASTES 3, By Countryslicker

Posted by johnyMac | Aug 16, 2020 | CultureJohnyMacPhilosophy | 18  |     

There is a Beginning and a End – Ecclesiastes 3

Saturday night is MrsMac and my date night. We usually go to a couple of nice places in the area, which is minimal living in the middle of nowhere. This evening I asked her where she wanted to go and she said, “XYZ diner in Binghamton, NY. I want a chicken salad sandwich with bacon”. Huh? Okay I thought…What ever.

Well I hate driving into Indian country but to keep peace in the teepee, I grabbed my Glock 27 as it is totally concealable and drove her and I to the XYZ Diner. New York Troopers get all a twitter when you do not have a NY CCW.

After MrsMac and I ordered dinner, her a chicken salad sandwich with bacon and an iced tea. I the fisherman’s platter and a glass of house chardonnay, we started a spousal chat.

“We need more green beans”, Mr Mac stated.

I replied with, “I am two weeks behind cutting firewood”.

And the conversation went on along those lines till our entree arrived. We held hands and said grace.

I ordered another chardonnay when the waitress brought my French fries for the fisherman’s platter and we started to eat with no conversation just being happy to be near each other. When suddenly MrsMac said, “our preparation for the winter and this political drama is like Ecclesiastes 3 from the Old Testament.” I shook my head and said, “huh? Okay, where did that come from?” I received the usual, “oh, JohnyMac scowl” from her that at times I receive when obviously we were not on the same wavelength. I promptly brought up the price of corn in China to change the conversation.

Anyway, after MrsMac’s dessert of diner rice pudding with raisins and my last glass of mediocre chardonnay, on the way home we were listening to Sirius Radio Classic Vinyl – Sorry Jesse, we are  boomers after all – and on the radio came the Byrds singing, Turn! Turn! Turn! Which we all know is a loose interpretation of Ecclesiastes 3, written originally by Pete Segar…I think.

Anyway, once we got home, I thought that I would post Ecclesiastes 3 to better explain what is happening around us and more important, what to expect. I also posted the Byrds song for your listening pleasure. Man O’ man I am getting long in the tooth.

Here ya’ go….

Ecclesiastes 3

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

2  A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

3  A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4  A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5  A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6  A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

7  A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8  A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

9  What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?

10  I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

11  He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

12  I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

13  And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.

14  I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.

15  That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.

16  And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.

17  I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

18  I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

19  For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.

20  All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

21  Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?

22  Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?

The Byrdshttps://www.youtube.com/embed/BPbR3uovtf8?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent&wmode=opaque

Remember Patriots, we are all in this together…Through thick and thin.

73 & God Bless Brothers and Sisters

Author: Alfred E. Neuman

EDITOR ONLY, 74 year old geek, ultra-conservative patriot.

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