For the past two months, the Wednesday night Bible study has been studying the book of Ecclesiastes. Ecclesiastes is really a journey, taken by the author Solomon, who sets out to discover the meaning of life. He reviews every way possible – work, religion, hedonism – you name it, Solomon tried to find meaning from it.
This week I was reminded of something Solomon says in Ecclesiastes 9: 12:
“For man does not know his time. Like fish that are taken in an evil net, and like birds that are caught in a snare, so the children of man are snared at an evil time, when it suddenly falls upon them.”
What Solomon is pointing out is that none of us knows what the day holds. This past week, our nation witnessed another domestic terror attack, and eight people lost their lives. None of them started their day thinking that October 31, 2017 would
be their last day alive. Most of us go one with our busy lives not realizing how short life can be.
Life is a gift from God, and we need to acknowledge the fact that every day that God gives us is a gift from God. We need to stop rushing to the next thing, the next event, the next moment, and enjoy the moment God has give us. If you are a Sirius/XM subscriber, you know that the holiday music channels were up and running November 1. I know that there really isn’t much in the way of Thanksgiving music, but why the rush? We have a major national holiday between Halloween and Christmas, so why not slow down and enjoy it?
Each day is a gift from God. We don’t know how the day will go. So rather than rush ahead and skip things, let’s make it a point to enjoy everything God gives us!