Saturday, August 15, 2020
Ecclesiastes 1: 1-18
The message of the book of Ecclesiastes is incredibly apt for our times. Ecclesiastes takes a serious look at life, addressing our life expectancy. The pandemic has forced us to reflect on life too as it has disrupted normality. God reminds us that life is a merest of breaths. Like vapor, life is fleeting, short and unpredictable. Life resists our attempt to capture, control and contain it. Therefore toiling for gain is a chasing after wind. Jesus himself said: what does it profit a man to gain the whole world yet forfeit his soul. May we heed Ecclesiastes' warning and take on his challenge to face reality for what it truly is. And may his message humble us, driving us towards God who through Jesus Christ gained for us what is lasting, Life in all its fullness.