Posted by: Larry Hoekman | July 15, 2015

Daily Readings — Chasing Nothing?

Day 2036: May the Lord make His face to shine upon you . . .

Scripture: I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind. Ecclesiastes 1:14

Thoughts/questions: Chasing after the wind – not a good idea, and yet . . .

Our dog, appropriately named Shadow, chases everything. Well, not exactly things as he primarily chases shadows and reflections. Shadows of birds, butterflies, bees – anything that flies and makes a shadow. Reflections of the sun from his own collar or anything that reflects a light onto the ground – he is constantly chasing basically something that doesn’t even exist!

Sounds foolish, but at least he is entertained and gets some exercise. However, that may not be the same with us.

For us it’s a flash of something here, a shadow of an experience there, a potential this or a possible that – and the chase is on. Yet the reality of this lifestyle is chasing after the wind and leads to a life that becomes meaningless. However, our loving Father wants more for us. Under the sun there are many tempting flashes and shadows of the real, but when we live a life focused on what’s ‘above the sun’, then a sense of purpose brings meaning to our lives!

What’s under the sun won’t last no matter how tempting the chase appears on the surface. Stay focused on the things above and ALL these things shall be added unto you!

Suggested prayer: Lord Jesus, earthly temptations surround me. Help me to only chase after You . . .

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