Ecclesiastes 1:2-11 says:
2 “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” (Do you ever feel this way? Some days for sure!)
3 What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun? (We work and work and work and what do we really have to show for it?
4 Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever. (People live and people die and the earth keeps on spinning!)
5 The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises. (Days come and days go!)
6 The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course. (The wind blows here, there and everywhere!)
7 All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again. (The rain comes down ,fills the streams, flows through the rivers and into the seas only to return to the Heavens and repeat the process again and again!)
8 All things are wearisome, more than one can say. The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing. (We just can’t seem to be satisfied!)
9 What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. (Life is just one big repeat of the same ole stuff – nothing new!)
10 Is there anything of which one can say, “Look! This is something new”? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time. (There is nothing new and if you think there is, then you are fooling yourself!)
11 No one remembers the former generations, and even those yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow them. (Even the great accomplishments of life will be forgotten!)
So – what’s the point?
There is a point and even though life does not always seem to reveal the point to us in a clear and understanding way, it does not mean that the point does not exist!
When it does not make any sense and there is not an easy answer, remember: God’s thoughts and ways are higher than anything that we could dream or imagine. And even when it does not make sense and we cant figure out the point – our best bet is always faith – trusting HIM!
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