Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man.
Nothing better than to be joyful, how true that statement is. Ecclesiastes was written by King Solomon at the end of his life. He had been granted much wisdom from God (Hello? Proverbs anyone…) but had squandered it along the road of his life. Ecclesiastes is his observation of his life and what had become of it. There is nothing better than to be joyful because joy makes many of the hard things we endure easy. We are able to laugh in times where tears are expected. We are able to get up one more day to a mountain of work we are expected to accomplish; yet we can smile our way through it. This is the power of joy. The ability to do this is a gift from God. One we should take great care never to squander.