For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
The Teacher in Ecclesiastes said that it’s meaningless. All of life is meaningless. You work and toil, but for what? You’re going to die just like the fool. Just like the animals return to the dust, you’ll do the same. He didn’t find meaning in his work. He didn’t find meaning in sin and folly. He found that more wisdom meant more sorrow.
So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. Ecclesiastes 2:17
If you chase the wind, how do you know when you’ve caught it?
Anyway… maybe it’s not about me. Maybe life is meaningless when I think it’s about my accomplishments (or lack thereof). My getting things done feels like chasing after the wind since there’ll be more to do tomorrow.
The Gospel brings meaning and grace to my life in this way. It provides the answer to what life is about, since it can’t be about me. Paul said that we are God’s handiwork and that He has prepared things to for us to do. Experiencing God and His Kingdom is eternal and meaningful.
It’s a good day to do that.
Father, You are good and Your love endures forever! Thank You for making sense of life for me. I live to bring You glory today. Thanks for the grace when I’ve blown it. I’m glad it’s a new day!