Today’s scripture selection: Ecclesiastes 1-2
Key verse: Ecclesiastes 1:1
“Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher.
“Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.”
It’s quite a cynical thought:
Everything – and he means everything – is meaningless.
He had tried it all, nothing satisfied. Not money; not sensuality; not worldly wisdom; not fame or power.
And the one who first penned these words did indeed have most of what the world says is significant.
Still, it fell flat.
We can feel that same way too; give in to a certain cynicism about life. I’ve known too many who have done that – some of them clergy.
But, thankfully, I embrace no such defeated attitude.
I have witnessed and experienced too much compassion; too much kindness; too much spiritual truth; too much beauty; too much love – and most of all – too much grace – to sit back in some cynical funk.
God is real – and so is His amazing grace. I can attest to it. And I hope and pray that I always will.
Do others believe me?
Some do; some don’t. Such is the way of life and the way of human free will.
But, as long as I am able, I will proclaim loud and clear that life, this one and the next, is anything but meaningless.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for gracing me with a life full of meaning and purpose, through your love, AMEN.