Musings From A Musical Mind

The Circle Of Life

Our niece gave birth to a baby girl today, giving us a GRAND niece!  We also have a GRAND nephew and another GRAND niece on the way from our other niece.  These occasions are always happy times.  And we rejoice along with them as we should.

A baby.  There’s nothing like it.  The sounds, smells, laughs, cries and wonderful sweetness of them.

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But I have also noticed something else.  When a baby is born – it seems like someone we know…dies.  I don’t have any explanation for this – but every time there has been a new baby in our family or someone we know – we hear about a death.  It’s strangely eery.  It’s the circle of life. 

In Ecclesiastes 3 we read:

There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

    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 a 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.

It is called life.  Some things are easy to accept – like that newborn baby.   However the Muslims believe we should cry when a baby is born and rejoice when someone dies.  I wonder if there is something to this – since death brings a new life, and one away from sin, hurt, disease, pain, crying and separation.  A a new baby is just beginning the process…

But for now – I will enjoy the newborn baby and all the babies to come.  And I will try to rejoice and not feel such sadness and sorrow from those that go before me in death.

Enjoy the song, “Turn, turn, turn” and

God Bless

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