“This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot. Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God. They seldom reflect on the days of their life, because God keeps them occupied with gladness of heart.”
A portion of the lyrics from the hymn “It Is Well”:
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
Dear Lord, please forgive us for losing our focus at times. We do this far too often. Thank you for loving us and caring for us. Thank you for the future you promise with You, and with those who, in Christ, have gone before us, and will come after us. Amen.