01 March 2015


Ecclesiastes 3:1 shares that there is a time
for everything, and a season for every
activity under the heavens.. 

then goes on to say,

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

in that vein i consider this life
and how it offers twists and turns,
round-a-bouts and respite,
malice and mercies,
goofs and grace,
sweet swirls and stinging swarms,
joys and sorrows,
expected ... and not,
angst and adulation.

the fictional character forrest gump said, 
"life is like a box of chocolates, 
you never know what you're going to get."

if we knew in advance what life would offer we wouldn't be in a place to trust in a Holy God who desires to draw us close, tend our singed and soot-saturated feathers, and massage our hearts to life once again. and again. and many times yet again. we can fully rely on His grace and mercy, for He is omniscient and omnipresent. He sees beyond what we as  mere humans might understand in heart or wisdom. this life is but a whisper in eternity's span.. with our promised forever being timeless.

it's seemingly such a risk, this trusting thing.
to let go. to leave *it* (whatever *it* is) to heaven.
and yet ~ He's the One Who has all & every thing 
in the palm of His hand.
surely.. surely! i can put my cares on the altar of grace.

beginning anew .. today. every day.
step by step
mercy by mercy
grace by grace.
holy ground.

with love,
"jAne" ♥ who wears pearls


Jeanne said...

Beautiful posting as always.
Happy March 1st Rabbit Rabbit

Love Jeanne

Anonymous said...

2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all things abound toward you, that you always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.

1 Peter 5:10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while restore, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen

jAne, dear precious woman of God, these are just a couple of the scriptures God pointed me to when i was going thru great trial of mind. I will not go into detail here, but He rescued me when there was nothing else. So precious our Father is. When you spoke of His Grace and Omnipresence and Omniscients all i could think was yes and Amen. Also His sovereignty is something i need to remind myself daily of. Even then i do no truely understand it. But that does not change that He is. Psalm 104 (and others :-)!!) speak so beautifully to that. That trusting thing is a risk!!! Faithful is He and He alone.

What you have written here is so sweet and true and blessing to us who need to know beginning anew..today. every day.
step by step
mercy by mercy
grace by grace
holy ground.

with much love and prayer thinkin about you~tammy

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...


Adrienne said...

So true, dear Jane - so true. His grace. And trust. My goal.

Mrs.Rabe said...

You always bless me with your words and your heart.


Dani said...

This touches my heart. Our pastor is preaching through Ecclesiastes and covered these verses last week. It was so very good and this week's sermon was a wonderful follower to it.

jAne said...

Jeanne .. happy 1st of march to you as well. :) march is a happy sounding name for a month.

jAne said...

tammy .. psalm 104 in particular will be read and pondered today. thank you for your heart, prayer, and loving exhortation.

jAne said...

brenda .. {{{<3}}}

jAne said...

Adrienne .. His grace - covers all.

jAne said...

deanna .. you're such a precious friend.

jAne said...

Dani .. thank you so very much for your note filled with testimony and gentleness. you're a dear and i'm honored to know you. hugs.

the uncommon pearl said...

...and His promises of grace upon grace, as well as all His promises, are promised anew to us
every morning.

Great is His Faithfulness <3