Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4 There is a TIME for everything, and a season for every activity under the heaven:
a time to WEEP and a time to laugh, a time to MOURN and a time to dance,..
My country, POLAND is WEEPING. We are in the season of MOURNING!
The tragedy that hit our country on Saturday has not left anyone indifferent. Why because suddenly, our lives were put on hold…as we remembered, contemplated, reflected and reviewed what was but now wasn’t. I don’t remember ever experiencing such kind of emotions at any given time in my entire life. All at once, as the faces of familiar people in Politics, the financial world, entertainment and public services passed through the TV screen, my heart refused to take all these facts in. It wasn’t only about the loss of our president and his dear wife, but the loss of active members of parliament and senators, all the heads of the country’s defence system, the governor of the Central bank, the governor of the National Archive, the head of the Human Rights Organizations, all the ministers in the office of the president, an archbishop and a number of priest, two presidential candidatures from opposing parties, the president of the Olympic Committee, among others. In a sense, every important government institution was affected one way or another by this tragedy.
But beyond their public functions, these people were fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends of people among us. Yet….as I see the country ask so many questions which at most go unanswered, the Lord reminded me these words:
Ecclesiastes 4:11 He has made everything BEAUTIFUL IN ITS TIME. He has also SET ETERNITY in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
When I read these words…I realized that GOD’S WAY IS PERFECT. As the words say, He makes everything BEAUTIFUL IN ITS TIME. Even in the time of weeping and loss. Because as the word further explains…its not what happens in TIME…that is which is earthly that matters but rather what comes out of it is most important. As I hear the questions asked, I know that man is reaching out/crying out for the ETERNAL in their hearts even they might not understand it that way. I see tears, but I also see hope…as people who reach out for answers beyond the grave…beyond death and destruction.
This country….my country will come out refined and purified after going through the fire. That I believe, that I pray…and that I stand declaring….that GOD’S WAY IS PERFECT. Now and always! GOD LOVES POLAND!