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People seem to blame quite a bit on the year of 2020. Whether it’s something unusual going on in the world or a painfully stubbed toe, “it is all 2020’s fault!” or a sarcastic “thanks 2020!”. What happens when the year rolls over to 2021 at the stroke of midnight? It’s doubtful that everything will go back to normal when the year is over so why are so many people putting their hope into the next set of numbers?

In Ecclesiastes chapter 3, the Bible explains that there is a time for everything. There are good times and there are bad times. It is up to us on how we deal with those times and as Christians, we are encouraged to keep looking forward. Our hope comes from Jesus…not a clock or calendar.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
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.

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