What do workers gain from their toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:9-11
Today’s reading from Ecclesiastes is the well known “time for all things” reading , made somewhat famous by the folk rock song “Turn!Turn!Turn!” The writing of this book is attributed to Solomon ( some biblical texts refer to this book as The Words of The Preacher). In this section, he speaks of the beauty that God created, and how we should take pleasure in it. It also speaks of all the things of this world that happen quite regularly, that we are in the midst of them all the time. There is a “time and season”, if you will , for all of it. It is important that we take these events as they come, it is not in our power to change it, that only happens through God.
Let us be in prayer : Teacher, Abba, Father : help us to see and understand all that is in this world of Your creation- the beauty, the wonder, how awesome Your creation is. We praise You and give You alone the glory for all that exists, for it all comes from Your hand of grace and blessing. Please continue to bring us to a deeper and more meaningful understanding of all that desire from us , help us bring You to this troubled world, that they may know You more and more. Through Jesus, The Risen One, we pray. Amen.
Yours in Christ , Rollie