Time for Comfort:  There is never enough (Ecclesiastes 1:9)

“What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;    
there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9

Let’s face it, our culture is infatuated with busy-ness.  It is easy to be sucked in.  We stack our days full of activities.  For many of us the worth we assign ourselves is directly tied to how much we are able to accomplish in a given day.   We often ask, “So what do you do?”  

I recently heard a young woman recount how she was encouraged by her counselor to skip all her college classes for the day.  She did and was forced to admit that the world kept spinning and some of her teachers didn’t even notice.  The point the counselor was trying to make had to do with her own pride in pursuing tasks and staying busy.

It takes self examination, for many of us again and again, to be able to separate the things we do from our experience of worth.  Accomplishments in life and meaningful work are important!  But what freedom and joy would we have if our tasks flowed out of a deep acknowledgment of God’s unconditional love, rather than out of an effort to prove ourselves worthy?

Oh Divine Teacher,  That we would love You more deeply and somehow understand Your abiding love of each of us, just as we are.
AMEN

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Some Comfort and Joy was developed as a devotional resource that follows the rhythms and seasons of the liturgical year from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective.

Published by Gwen Lantz

Stay-at-home-Jill-of-all-trades I am hoping to create connections with people and the world around me, while being creatively engaged in what is happening right in front of my nose!

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