Thursday July 20, 2017 Eternity

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart, yet no one can fathom what God has done from the beginning to the end.   I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.  That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in their toil—this is the gift of God. Ecclesiastes 3:11-13

Many attribute King Solomon with these words.  His perspective on humanity from the plushness of his castle to say that all man wants is to be happy is interesting indeed.  What is remarkable though is that these verses follow the fourteen pairs of opposites that describe all of the TIMES of life… a time to live and a time to die, a time to laugh and a time to cry… the extremes that each of us face sometimes in the same day and sometime in the same moment.  There are so many times when gathered with family reminiscing about a funny situation or remark made by a deceased love one that I can be laughing and then burst into tears.  Strong emotions are alive in hearts and souls and quickly bubble up to the surface.

Eternity in my heart drives me ever forward through the good times and the bad, through the sorrow and the joy.  No matter the season of life, my soul is restless until it rests in HIM.  I am ever moving forward toward eternity.

Lord, help me to approach each day with the passion to serve You even when my life is filled with mourning when I would much rather be dancing.  Inspire me when I need to keep on searching when I would prefer to give up.  Give me peace when all around me is at war.  Help me to laugh and weep in the same moment for in those moments, YOU are beside me and in me.  As I continue my journey toward eternity, be with me always! 

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