words to ponder and pin: Ecclesiastes 9.
I was actually quite surprised by what I came across in Ecclesiastes 9. These are from the Message translation, which is hit and miss. I love how these words describe how precarious life is, and how it’s to be savoured and full. We have opportunities placed before us, all of the time, and God let’s us decide. You want to save the orphans in Africa? Do it, don’t wait for a “sign.” You want to feed the hungry? Do it, don’t wait for funding. It’s crazy. And God is crazy, good and crazy and wild, and He wants us on this ride with Him. I’m learning that more and more on this journey. Just do it. Write that book, uproot your family and move to India to serve, start a ministry in your own city that reaches the marginalized, sell all your possessions and make an impact on those around you. Those dreams are there for a reason, and they are not to serve ourselves, are they?