A time to kill, And a time to heal;
A time to break down, And a time to build up;
“A time to kill” ? Why would there be a time to kill?
There are many ways to kill. The obvious one, taking the life of someone. But, there is also the killing of dreams and ideas, and innocence. A child dreams of Christmas morning, waking to presents to open. A young girl dreams of the day she marries and her dad walks her down the aisle. A newly wed couple dreams of the family they will raise.
In the world today, all too often, the child wakes to find nothing to open, it’s just another day. The young girl has her dream of her wedding day lost among the sadness of losing her dad to disease or death, no one to walk with her down the aisle. The couple, after trying for years, try to accept the idea of not having a family to fill up the house, to never hear the sound of childrens laughter.
Over time, these people build up walls around their lives. Words that are said to make others so that no one sees the pain inside… “It’s okay, I really did not want a bicycle.”… “Life goes on, I will get over all of this.”… “We can travel, we can see the world! There will be nothing to keep us at home.” After saying these words to others, even they start to believe them. All of these things build up the walls that are put in place to keep others out of their hearts and lives. Before life can really move on, before the healing begins, the walls need to come down.
“I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me,
And heard my cry.
He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.
He has put a new song in my mouth—
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the Lord.”
Psalm 40:1-3 (NKJV)
We need to realize that the way to break down the walls is to build up trust. We have to allow people inside our walls before the healing and hurting will stop. We have to trust God to know what we need. We have to wait for Him and look for the ones He sends to us to help us break down the walls, heal our hurt and build up the life that He wants us to have.
Breaking down the walls starts with one small stone at a time, making a hole in the hurt. Eventually, the walls fall faster and faster.
With His love and help, the child learns the true meaning of Christmas, and sees that gifts of time and love are the most wonderful gifts to give and receive. The girl on her wedding day, realizes that even though she might be walking down the aisle alone, her Heavenly Father is with her, guiding her along the way to a life He has prepared for her. The young couple discovers that even though, at this time in their lives, they might not have a child in their home to raise, God will send other children and people that need a guiding hand, and the couple will find purpose in helping others to see His will for their lives.
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself,
and our God and Father,
who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation
and good hope by grace,
comfort your hearts and establish you
in every good word and work.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 (NKJV)
All these things are sent by our Father to help us heal and help us to know how to help others build up their faith and trust and love for Him. Things happen, life happens, death happens, but God is forever and He is always there to hold us when things come up. He will always love us and care for us in our time of healing and He will definitely cheer us on as we are building up our life and all of those around us. Just take a look around, the world is full of beauty and the glory of His love!
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