12 I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; 13 also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man.
As we fill up our schedule with many great events, I want to remind you of the value of ‘wasting’ time with friends and family. We just got back from a family vacation to see extended family in Illinois and my parents in Tennessee. We made an extra effort to do fun things along the way. I’ll blog more about resources for that later.
Ecclesiastes is a book written by an old man looking back at his life trying to understand what has happened and pass on wisdom to the next generation. He concludes in chapter 3 that for the believer there will be pain, the desire to understand pain, and God won’t allow you to understand most of it. However, God also allows some pretty terrific things to happen. Enjoy those good moments. Each day has those moments and they are a blessing of God.
Enjoy ‘wasting’ time with your family!! Those are some of the best memories you will ever make.