Project 3:16 – Ecclesiastes

The next stop on our journey through the 3:16’s of the Bible is the cheeriest, most, chipper, joy-filled book of the Bible – Ecclesiastes. What a wonderful book to read for Mother’s Day! (tons of scarcasm)

Although what mother has not said the following when trying to get her children to stop dropping crayons down the register, sliding in their stocking feet across the linoleum floor and smashing into the wall pretending they are figure skaters, or just trying to get them to clean their room?

“Meaningless! Meaningless!”
    says the Teacher.
“Utterly meaningless!
    Everything is meaningless.”

Ecclesiastes 1:2

Oh, the fun my sister and I had annoying Mom with our antics.

Under The Sun

Let’s get serious now. When I read this week’s verse, I immediately thought of our court system, and especially the leaky Supreme Court.

And I saw something else under the sun:

In the place of judgment—wickedness was there,
    in the place of justice—wickedness was there.

Ecclesiastes 3:16

I will not say any more about that situation.

While 3:16 stands on its own, 3:17 should bring reassurance if you are disturbed by seeing wickedness.

I said to myself

“God will bring into judgment
    both the righteous and the wicked,
for there will be a time for every activity,
    a time to judge every deed.”

Ecclesiastes 3:17

Rest assured, God will judge the wicked people in our court system – in HIS own time.

Knowing the wicked will not go unpunished should bring peace to everyone.

Now quit reading and go spend the day with your mother or go be a mother to someone who needs your wise counsel.

May your day be filled with sunshine, lilacs, and overflowing joy whether or not you are a mother.

Lilacs in Sunshine

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

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