Seasons’ and ‘Times
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“Seasons’ and ‘Times,” Friend, Aug. 1998, 43

“Seasons” and “Times”

Ecclesiastes 3:1 tells us, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Find the terms relating to all twenty-eight “times” mentioned in Ecclesiastes 3:2–8, and the word season, in the letter square by reading forward, backward, down, up, and diagonally. The sixteen unused letters, starting at the top and reading from left to right, spell out a message telling why we should rejoice in all these times in our lives as we use them righteously (see Eccl. 3:13). Note: Because all terms have at least one letter that is not in any other term, it is important to find the longest ones first.)

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There is a season to …

gather stones

plant

hate

get

pull up
(pluck up that
which is planted)

(be) born

heal

kill

be still
(keep silence)

season
(the word itself)

be peaceful
(of peace)

sew together

keep

break (down)

laugh

speak

build (up)

lose

tear apart (rend)

dance

love

throw away
(cast away)

die

mourn

embrace

throw stones
(cast away stones)

not embrace
(refrain from embracing)

fight (of war)

weep

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