1 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.
Whatever your life circumstances are, wether good or bad, just know that there is a reason and a purpose for it all.
Jesus is at the center of it all.
My youngest son wrote this poem in school.
As I write this I am attempting to look at it through the eyes of someone else rather than my own.
If I were his teacher, reading through this poem, this is what I would have learned about his family.
Dad cooks breakfast and mom cooks dinner.
Mom and Dad are working together, sharing the duties of the family.
This family takes road trips together.
This means taking time out from the hustle and bustle of every day life to get away and spend time together.
Mom is very kind and tenderhearted.
She is there to help when they fall down and get wounded physically as well as emotionally.
No family is perfect.
There will be fighting between siblings and even disagreements between the kids and parents, but this is normal and even needed in order to learn and grow.
This family has routines, such as eating pizza on Friday’s.
This gives the kids something to expect and look forward to each week.
This family uses sports as a way of interacting with each other and spending time together.
This family believes in prayer and going to church and they do it consistently; prayer every night and church every Wednesday and Sunday.
Challenge: See if you can get your child to sit down and write their own poem about “Where I am From” and see what they reveal about your family. A child speaks from the heart and can be very honest in their words. I pray that you will be touched by what they say as much as I was.