Daily Radio Bible Podcast
Meaningless, meaningless cries, the preacher, all is meaningless. Try as he might, he cannot make sense of the brokenness of life, even his own life. Nothing in the end seems to be right, all seems to be wrong. He cannot find a way to reconcile life's disparities. He has eternity in his heart and yet the present is fraught with fractures. Nothing makes sense. But Paul in Ephesians, cries out something different. You lived in this world without God and without hope. But now you have been united with Christ Jesus, once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to Him through the blood of Christ, Christ himself has brought us peace through the cross by his blood. Good news has come to us in Christ. No longer is life meaningless and hopeless. No, now we have life in him. When we are tempted to see the world through the old lens of despair and hopelessness, we can look to the life and sacrifice of Jesus in our hopelessness and despair he has offered his love. His love led him to a cross so he could free us from despair and offer us life here and now with eternal purposes, and present joy. The preacher says, everything is meaningless, completely meaningless. But Paul says he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. There is someone far greater than Solomon who is able to amend the human soul and make you new. He is even now making all things new. Step into the eternal purposes he offers you in Christ by faith so that you can begin to live abide and rest in his joy and strength.