May 24, 2011
V 13 also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man.
Have we ever thought that God has given us gifts, I mean apart from eternal life? Have we ever looked at our lives all the ups and downs, all the laughs and cries and realized that God specifically designed it for our good? Maybe not, I have a feeling that it’s hard to look at the big picture because we are concentrating so hard on what’s right in front of us. However, this verse is very clear…God has given the gift of taking pleasure in our lives to us. He desires us to find pleasure in our everyday lives. Yet, how sad it is that we don’t; we are either too focused on gaining more and more stuff, or we are too focused on the problems we are dealing with. Is it not interesting that God does not mention only get pleasure if you have everything you want exactly the way you want it. Nope, no mention of that; he simply says…”everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man.” Let’s take advantage of our gift more often…let’s take pleasure in our day today no matter what it brings!