“In my opinion, nothing is worthwhile; everything is futile. For what does a man get for all his hard work? Generations come and go, but it makes no difference. The sun rises and sets and hurries around to rise again. The wind blows south and north, here and there, twisting back and forth, getting nowhere. The rivers run into the sea, but the sea is never full, and the water returns again to the rivers and flows again to the sea . . . everything is unutterably weary and tiresome. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied; no matter how much we hear, we are not content. History merely repeats itself. Nothing is truly new; it has all been done or said before. What can you point to that is new? How do you know it didn’t exist long ages ago? We don’t remember what happened in those former times, and in the future generations, no one will remember what we have done back here.” (Ecc 1:2-11)
“Yes, and how many times must a man look up before he can see the sky? And how many ears must one man have before he can hear people cry? Yes, and how many deaths will it take ’til he knows that too many people have died? The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the wind.” (Blowin in the Wind, Bob Dylan)
One might be forgiven for thinking that King Solomon and Bob Dylan were related. However, now that the fireworks have fizzled out and the smoke has cleared, the ball has dropped in Time Square for another year, and the news on January 1st is no better than December 31st, you might agree with these two prophets of doom, and gloom, and the montage they painted. But God!
But God is always there, always working, and always good! God’s nature is nothing but goodness, and the wheel within the wheel may seem as though it is going backwards; I can assure you that God is moving forward. Will you join me and get on board with God?