07 Jun Eddie’s Bible Journal June 4-10
Eccl. 3:11 states: “Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end”
This idea of God making everything beautiful for its own time was a captivating thought for my bible reading this morning. This verse is immediately preceded by a very famous portion of the (challenging) book of Ecclesiastes where the chapter begins: “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. . . “
For much of this chapter (and the overall book), the author is wrestling with the seemingly meaninglessness of life. . . with seasons for this and for that. . .but all ending the same. . . so what is the point? Apart from God, I believe this is a very rational view. But in the midst of this, we see verse 11 where God makes everything beautiful for it’s own time. This reminds me of Galatians 4:4 which says: “When the set time was fully come, God sent His son”
I can’t help but think about all of the things in my life that don’t seem fully beautiful. Some of these things I can already see how God is making them more beautiful, but they are not quite there. Other things I have no clue yet how God is going to make them beautiful and I certainly don’t know when He plans to do it (although I sure wish it would have happened already!).
In the meantime, while we are in between the Kingdom that is and the Kingdom that is to come, let us rejoice knowing that God will make all things beautiful in it’s own time! Praise you Lord!
If you’ve made it this far in your reading of this devotional, your reward is that you can watch the below video of what it is like reading the Bible with my wife with Hannah on your lap. The video can be found here: https://youtu.be/XvPDyxDP0FA