Ecclesiastes 2:11 “Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.”
I find it interesting that time is supposed to move us ahead, but it really doesn’t. In reality, time just repeats itself and history sometimes returns to haunt us. It seems that we go in circles and continue to make the same mistakes our ancestors did. Aren’t we supposed to learn from our errors?
When we think about what we do to make our mark on the world, it really doesn’t amount to much. Whatever we accomplish here will not be remembered for long after we are gone. Even the very famous lose their notoriety once they enter the grave. One perfect person did leave His mark on the world though. Jesus’ accomplishments are still recognized and hopefully we will continue to pass on what He has done for generations to come. No matter how hard we work in this life, it is all meaningless without our savior.
“TANGLED” BY KATHY BOECHER©
We weave an intricate web of silken threads to create beautiful patterns,
Somehow those webs get tangled and their original intent turns ugly,
In our desire to construct the perfect life, we make sacrifices,
We struggle, we set a plan in motion,
But at every intersection,
We get trapped or,
We trap someone else,
The best laid plans of men are meaningless,
Unless we nurture and put God’s blueprint into action,
That doesn’t mean it will be flawless,
Because we are creatures of inherited sin,
Because we sometimes reach too high,
Put too much stock in our own endeavors,
Rely on our own intellect,
Think we know better,
The web of life will always have bumps and hiccups,
But if we place our faith in God,
A perfect life awaits,
A life that lasts forever.