What part of Creation is lost to you?
What part don’t you understand?
What part of being a sinner falls on your deaf ears?
What part of forgiveness and reconciliation is yours?
What part of ‘I died for you’ don’t you accept?
What part of everlasting life isn’t your ‘thing’?
What part of the truth is a fairy-tale and why?
What is the point of your existence?
Have you ever given thought to why you are here, why you are ‘you’? There is only one ‘you’ and forever will be. You are unique, a one-off if you like and you are special in the eyes and heart of your Creator. You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.)
God created you and put your spirit in you too (Zechariah 12:1 ….The Lord, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the human spirit within a person…..). Where did you think your spirit came from? Your flesh? A chemical reaction in your brain? Think again, it has nothing to do with any of them. When you die your spirit will leave your body to return to the one who made you. Will ‘you’ then still not believe? (Ecclesiastes 12:6-7 Remember him – before the silver cord is severed, and the golden bowl is broken; before the pitcher is shattered at the spring, and the wheel broken at the well, and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.) For…
12 Remember your Creator
in the days of your youth,
before the days of trouble come
and the years approach when you will say,
‘I find no pleasure in them’–
before the sun and the light
and the moon and the stars grow dark,
and the clouds return after the rain;
when the keepers of the house tremble,
and the strong men stoop,
when the grinders cease because they are few,
and those looking through the windows grow dim;
when the doors to the street are closed
and the sound of grinding fades;
when people rise up at the sound of birds,
but all their songs grow faint;
when people are afraid of heights
and of dangers in the streets;
when the almond tree blossoms
and the grasshopper drags itself along
and desire no longer is stirred.
Then people go to their eternal home
and mourners go about the streets.
Remember him – before the silver cord is severed,
and the golden bowl is broken;
before the pitcher is shattered at the spring,
and the wheel broken at the well,
and the dust returns to the ground it came from,
and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
‘Meaningless! Meaningless!’ says the Teacher.
‘Everything is meaningless!’
The conclusion of the matter
9 Not only was the Teacher wise, but also he imparted knowledge to the people. He pondered and searched out and set in order many proverbs. 10 The Teacher searched to find just the right words, and what he wrote was upright and true.
11 The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails – given by one shepherd. 12 Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them.
Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body.
Now all has been heard;
here is the conclusion of the matter:
fear God and keep his commandments,
for this is the duty of all mankind.
For God will bring every deed into judgment,
including every hidden thing,
whether it is good or evil.
Remember your Creator before it is too late!