Read: Ecclesiastes 3
This chapter has to be one of the most familiar from the writing of Ecclesiastes. “There is a time for everything…” and on The Teacher goes to contrast birth and death, planting and harvest, etc.
Even at this writing, I upset the palm plant on my desk and it landed on the carpet upside down and out of the pot. I really don’t think this was the time to uproot the palm plant. Seriously out of sync with proper timing on this one!
But I want to draw your attention to another concept from Solomon’s writing. Check out verse 11:
He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.Eccleciastes 3:11
I see it all around me. The reality that there is more to life than what I see. It is a feeling more than knowledge. There is something after this or in addition to this…but THIS is not all there is. And it is illusive. I can’t nail it down. I can’t quite describe it. But I know it is there.
Even though I sense eternity, the infinite that is God himself, I cannot see the end, the whole of it all. I see only partially and I understand only a part of what I see.
I’m okay with that even though it scares me a little. How about you? Does the whole scope of God’s work stir up awe? Or indifference?