In the 1960s, singer and songwriter, Pete Seeger, took some much-loved words from the Biblical book of Ecclesiastes and adapted them to go with the haunting music he had written. The result was a massive hit, and an enduring song that has remained popular over the decades:-
To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose, under heaven.
Yet while things come and go, there are also special times for different people in our lives. Some are there for a specific reason at a specific time, perhaps in times of trouble, and then they move on as troubles pass. Some are there for a season. It may be that we can make special friendships, when our children are small, but as they grow older the ties loosen.
Others, like family, are with us for a lifetime and are probably the most important people of all.
While we take care to cherish the friends who come in and out of our lives, let’s not take for granted those who are with us all of the time.
With many peaceful blessings