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Daily Devotional: Live in the Moment (Day 11)

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Living In The Moment

Daily Devotional Series - Day 11

Reading: Ecclesiastes 4:1-3

This passage today simply describes the world that we often see and it stinks. We live each day caught in a tension of good and evil with other people caught in the same tension. Some days are better than others. Some weeks, months, years, and decades are better than others. Somewhere there is a war. Somewhere there is someone being murdered, assaulted, taken advantage of, bullied, going through chemo, dying alone, gossip, and on and on. There is oppression. It makes sense when the “Teacher” says it’s better to be dead than alive and to never have been born at all than to experience a life defined by tears. We often put on the good face of “fine” whenever anyone asks how we’re doing but often we’re just choking something else back. That’s life without God.

We hate it because this is not what life is supposed to be. When God created us, it was to be in love with/for him and with/for others. Trust. Peace. Paradise. Then the fruit. In came death, selfishness, distrust, and unrest. Joy was replaced with tears. Then he promised a solution. Jesus, who is the way, the truth. All the pain, aggression, and anger was dumped on him that fateful Friday, leaving us in peace with God and striving for peace with others. And looking forward to the promise made in some of the last words of the Bible and a beautiful picture of heaven, “‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
Revelation 21:4 NIV

Key Scripture

“‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Revelation 21:4 NIV

Today’s Prayer

Father, when we get overwhelmed with life, help us to see you as a father wanting us to crawl into your lap to wipe our tears and speak words of, “It will be okay.” In Jesus’ name. Amen.