Chasing After the Wind
“There is nothing better for a man than to eat and drink and tell himself that his labor is good. This also I have seen that it is from the hand of God. For who can eat and who can have enjoyment without Him?” (Ecclesiastes 2:24–25, NASB95) Death forces us to stop and recognize our limitations as human beings. It helps us to see God’s good gifts which have been right in front of us all the time, each and every day of our lives. Instead of using these gifts as a means to gain even more in the world, we need to take the time to enjoy these gifts and see the hand of God in them. As Christians, no matter how difficult our circumstances in life, we do not hate life. No. As Peter wrote in 1 Peter 3:10, we should desire to “love life and see good days,” by doing good and seeking peace. As we pour ourselves into these things, we will get the most out of life and ultimately bring glory to God.