The one who is already born must expect to die one day [and this until the end of the world marked by the advent of Jesus Christ]. Just as no one knew when and where he would be born; No one serves when he dies. So there is a time to be born and a time to die.
There Is a Time to Be Born and a Time to Die-Ecclesiastes 3: 2
But we are all sure of one thing that death is a rendezvous, a must for mortals [as an exception, as was the case with Henoc (see Genesis 3:24) of which God has decided other]. Indeed, it helps us understand that everything has a beginning and an end. Every human life is inscribed in time, and especially in an exact time. We are born in God’s time, and we die in God’s time. By this, we understand that we are mortal beings, limited in time and space. No human being is born immortal. Whoever prolongs or has the power, the monopoly to prolong a human being’s life, it is God alone. In the calendar of God, since sin entered the human race: this principle of life: “there is a time to be born and a time to die,” has taken place in humanity. And this principle extends even to all living and non-living beings of this world.
To Be on the Road
Our life is a path, a path between birth and death. We are born, and we die. Our days are born and die, our relatives and friends, jobs, obligations, pastimes, travels, and meetings. Birth and death are not just physical emergence and disappearance: it is, even more, a different spiritual and emotional dimension. We live our days that we want to fill with what we think will make us happy. And every step we take is dying the old and giving birth to the new. Thus, each of our steps is dying and giving birth simultaneously, old and new, what has passed and what is to come.
We are also aware of our smallness in the days we live in: we are born, and we bring nothing to this world for which we later get lost. And when we die, we take nothing with us out of this valley of tears. We argue and fight for something that is not ours: it is given to us to use, not to become materialistic, worthless, what is not ours.
We Christians, believers who are waiting for the birth of Christ, aware of the transience we live, should ask ourselves about the meaning of our own lives. Christ, who was born, was born for us, after this earthly transience in which he showed us all his love, wants to introduce us to the mystery of life: birth and death. But this mystery that Christ brings is not the mystery by which he wants to bring us one philosophy of earthly life: he shows us the reality of our existence – dying to evil and being born to live in God. That is why we experience his coming in a special way: God shows his feelings, is born to us, lives with us our sufferings and joys, brings us his and our heavenly peace. And the angels sang: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men. If we are God’s favorites, then our life is God’s way. That joy and that peace, that security, and conviction in us give birth to Christmas joy, openness, the desire for reconciliation.
The peace of Jesus that he brings us is not something the world offers; it is not earthly, fleeting, woven only in gifts that we wrap in various kinds of cellophane and ornaments: his peace is a gift to all of us, a foretaste of eternity. We should live that peace and be aware of it. The heart that Jesus offers us, the peace he carries, the joy he shares, the holiness he calls us to, the eternity he prepares us for, we will not find in the gifts under the Christmas tree, we will not find at the Christmas fair, banquet, dinner, journey. Jesus wants us to find them in the depths of what is God in us: in the thread of eternity on which hangs all our happiness and joy of living: We are God’s children whom God does not forget and when we wander, forget, leave for some later times and last days of earthly transience. God loves us in Jesus! Let us be aware of this and be grateful for it, and determined to respond to His love with love! Only in this way is the peace of God ours and only in this way is Christmas – Christmas!
The Best Book on this Subject
Your Time Is Now: A Time to Be Born and a Time to Die
By (author) Brenda C Mohammed
Do you want to find your purpose in Life? Are you looking for answers? In this Memoir, Your Time is Now – A Time to be born and a Time to Die, the author uses quotations and references that connect to events in her life and the lives of others. It is written, based on powerful words spoken by King Solomon in the Book of Ecclesiastes about times and seasons. “There is a time to be born and a time to die, and a time for every purpose under Heaven.” The book is intended to help people understand their own lives and to realize that we are all here on earth for a purpose.
Enjoy Every Moment, Especially Because of the Principle”There Is a Time to Be Born and a Time to Die.”
There is an African adage, in “Wê” country among the Guéré who says: “What does a man do that never ends? “
This principle of “There is a Time to Be Born and a Time to Die” must constantly be in our minds. We must never lose the life that time belongs to us. That’s why we must enjoy every moment of our life. Every second, minute must be used and occupied
Make Good Use of Time in Life!
Today we live. Tomorrow, maybe, not. We knew when we were born, but never will we know exactly when we will die on this earth or when will be the end of the world. We can know the beginning of a thing, but never an end. That is why the wise man will always seek to benefit from the time he has.
By this principle of being born and dying, we are called to make good use of time for our joy, our happiness, our health, our wealth, our success.
The principle of “there is a time to be born and time to die” influences all human activity and its surroundings. Nothing that happens on this earth escapes this principle. Only that principle applies in various forms and circumstances depending on the setting of life.
In the following principles, we will understand better.
We Know That Our Time Is Limited
Unlike all other creatures on this planet, we are the only ones who know that our time is limited. And this knowledge shapes us as humans. This feeling for the poignancy and transience of our lives has been at the root of so much. Throughout history, the awareness that our time is limited, that our life will eventually end, has driven humans to search for a way out. For centuries religions have provided one. At the heart of religions, practically all the world’s religions, there is the offer of eternal life. Time without end.
The promise of eternal life was a powerful incentive for the people who worshipped the Bible. They knew that God controlled the time. They read that Adam had reached over 900 years of age. And Methuselah the oldest, he lived to be 969 years. So they knew God had the power over earthly time and they believed that God could grant them an infinite life extension.