Fall is Here, Now What?
Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had expended in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was nothing to be gained under the sun (Ecclesiastes 2:11).
Solomon, the author of Ecclesiastes, had at times some grim Scripture, describing what else is there? Is that all there is to life were many of his thoughts.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: (Ecclesiastes 3:1).
We experience life with a reason and purpose for every season. At times we may wonder what our purpose is, yet we always need to remember our Lord’s promise and what He has planned for us.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11).
God knows our plans; He knows our purpose. We should keep that promise in mind as we wake up each morning at the start of every day.
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand (Proverbs 19:21).
The theology of the “Cross” says it all for our purpose for living. Because of the crucifixion and death of Jesus on the cross, we have life. Because of the resurrection of Jesus from the cross, we now have breath. And because of that breath and life, we can now witness for our Lord and Savior joyfully and abundantly.
As we are in the fall season, let us with joy and anticipation give thanks to our Lord and Savior for everything. Jesus gives us our purpose for living. Jesus is our life. Every breath we have comes from our God.
As we look at all the different colored leaves from the trees this fall, pause for a moment to reflect on the life of the trees on how God gives life to all living things, but most importantly that life is only made possible because of Jesus and the cross.
The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man (Ecclesiastes 12:13).
Do we have a purpose for living? Absolutely!!! May you serve your Lord with that confidence, until we meet Him face to face.
From your Deacon @ Immanuel