April 19, 2011
V 9 What will be is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun
In this section, the author laments on the vanity of the natural world. The seasons come and go, generations come and go and neither have any major impact on what will happen. Got to admit here I was a little bit depressed after reading this; I mean, if someone like Solomon did not feel as if he could make an impact what sort of one could I make. Then I remembered the author is making a point here. He is lamenting because he has spent a vast majority of his life pursing things that will not have an impact. The fact is we, as women, as mothers, as wives, can have a huge impact on the world. We may die with a relatively few people who know our name, but our influence could be felt from generation to generation. If we raise godly children who in turn learn from us and raise godly children who in turn raise godly children; think of the generations of godly men and women we have planted seeds for. Our family tree could boast many pastors, godly pastor’s wives, authors, and we impacted each of those when we choose to put aside our selves and poured our hearts and more importantly God’s Word into our children.