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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday Reflection: The Meaning of Life

Someone told me when my first child was born to enjoy every single moment with him, because those moments would pass fast. I do enjoy life.  And I "try" to never waste life focusing on regrets, worry and unimportant things. At a young age, I knew that my kiddos would grow up fast which led the way to enjoy them then, and now, as adults.

King Solomon, in the Bible, often proclaimed that this or that was meaningless. And he should know! He had certainly tried everything to achieve meaning to his life, but found that, apart from a relationship with God, earthly life was like chasing the wind (Ec. 1:14).

“Again I saw something meaningless under the sun:

 There was a man all alone;
    he had neither son nor brother.
There was no end to his toil,
    yet his eyes were not content with his wealth.
“For whom am I toiling,” he asked,
    “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?”
This too is meaningless—
    a miserable business!”

Life always seems to be in a hurry, drawing me nearer to my eternal place with God, which means there is no time like the present to enjoy life.  And God wants his children to enjoy the meaningful things in life. 

When my twelve year old granddaughter hugged me last weekend (and wouldn’t let go).  I said, “I love you.” She said, “I love you, too, and I don’t want to ever let go.” Now that's meaning!

Blessings,
Teresa

5 comments:

  1. Good post! Time is zooming by faster these days. We need to really take count of what is important.

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  2. When it comes down to it, love of others and God is all that really matters.

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  3. That's the kind of meaning to life indeed. Time sure does fly on by

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  4. Time IS going by fast. I can't believe it's nearly May.

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  5. That is the picture of the meaning of life. The clock ticks fast. Hold on tight!

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