Always the Same

What bizarre times are we living in! Who would have thought of a pandemic like this two or three years ago? If someone had foretold it, would any of us have believed that this is going to happen?

“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher; “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.”

Ecclesiastes 1:2

The current situation has magnified it for many people: Life has become monotonous. No excitement whatsoever… We are shut in. Life in lockdown always stays the same. It keeps repeating itself regularly, and day in and day out it has become dull and boring.

Ecclesiastes 1 tells us that the sun rises and that it goes down; the wind goes toward the south and it turns toward the north; the rivers run into the sea and then the water returns back into the rivers again. (vv. 5-7)

There is absolutely nothing new to it. Life on earth is repetitive — it has always been like this, and it will continue to be like this — until the end of days. Why have we never noticed it before, or at least not that much?

Could it be that we have been too busy with other things? What in the world could be so important that we cannot let it go? What do we cling on to? What are some of the things that keep pulling us, our thoughts, away from spending time with the LORD Jesus?

Yes, 24/7 life has come to a more or less full stop, but shouldn’t we be thankful and use this time to do good?

All this world can offer is an inn for a lodging-it is not our home.

F.B. Meyer

Do not bemoan the loss of excitement, entertainment, hospitality, and any events. Instead, use the stay-at-home call to spend more time at the feet of Jesus.

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