UNDER THE SUN…VS…UNDER THE SON


Yesterday’s message was really great!  Pastor spoke on Ecclesiastes chapter 1.  It was a real eye-opener to me when I realized that even the wisest, richest man on earth at that time said, “Meaningless!  Meaningless!  Utterly meaningless!  Everything is meaningless.”  What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun? (verses 1-3)

I got it yesterday when Pastor was talking…but this morning, I REALLY go it when I saw the mountain of laundry piled high from only three days!  How does that happen?  I just spent one whole day last week washing clothes, bedding, etc…and here it ALL is again!  When you see the picture for yourself, and have to deal with it…it IS all meaningless!  Life and its daily duties seem to never end!

But, Solomon wasn’t talking about laundry! LOL!  I doubt he ever did any for himself!  He was saying throughout the whole chapter that there is NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN that happens in this world; the wind blows, the seasons change, and then it starts all over again…day after day, year after year…or in my case…laundry!

However, as Pastor pointed out later in the sermon, when we accept Jesus into our hearts and lives, The Son makes ALL things new!  HE gives us purpose in our lives!  Jesus said in Matthew 5:13-16  (MSG)  13 “Let me tell you why you are here.  You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth.  If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness?  You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage. 14-16 “Here’s another way to put it:  You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.  God is not a secret to be kept.  We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill.  If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you?  I’m putting you on a light stand.  Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand-SHINE!  Keep open house; be generous with your lives.  By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this (our) generous Father in heaven.

So…to all of you…all of us, that have the Monday morning blues, knowing this same old humdrum week of repetitive  actions has just started…be encouraged!  God has a plan and a purpose for your days ahead!  Look for the purpose in everything, and then act on it.  It’s a new day…a new week!  Let The Son make ALL things new for you!

Anita

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