Monday, June 20, 2011

everything is meaningless

i am constantly amazed how the Bible can always sum up exactly how I am feeling on any given day.
yep i think i need an increase on my meds. its that or either i need the people in my life to realize i have to be proactive with what i feel is important to God & my calling in Him. if i am not allowed to act on what i know we are suppose to do, then everything is meaningless - or at least it feels that way. i realize that my day to day is  not meaningless if my children love God & serve Him all their days....i just feel like there is more....there is more outside the walls of my home that i can be doing....there are more children that need to see God's love by our actions - not just children - more people. anyway...i'm just talking.

Everything Is Meaningless

"The words of the Teacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem:
“Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.”
What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun?
Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever.
The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises.
The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course.
All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full.
To the place the streams come from, there they return again.
All things are wearisome, more than one can say.
The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing.
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

Is there anything of which one can say, “Look! This is something new”?
It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time.
No one members the former generations, and even those yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow them.

I, the Teacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. I applied my mind to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under the heavens. What a heavy burden God has laid on mankind! I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

What is crooked cannot be straightened; what is lacking cannot be counted.

I said to myself, “Look, I have increased in wisdom more than anyone who has ruled over Jerusalem before me; I have experienced much of wisdom and knowledge.” Then I applied myself to the understanding of wisdom, and also of madness and folly, but I learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind.

For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief."
Ecclesiates Chapter 1

and because no post is really that much fun without a is a random one that was taken yesterday.  i tried to get a shot of all the kids together...can you tell who wouldnt cooperate??!!

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