IRONY OF LIFE.
I have observed something under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being at the right place at the right time.
Life is a really phenomenon that cannot be totally understood. It is really an irony and could be a paradox. It is just really strange. We must have, at every point in time in my life, had a share of life and a story to tell.
Many of us have questions as regards life. Usually, we never find answers to those questions. We have unending questions on why and how the good things keep happening to the seemingly bad guys. We always wonder why those things we want never get to us. “Who delays or stops these things from getting to me? Why don’t I have them and other folks that are not even deserving have them?” We have unending expections for things that we want. We have unending desires; no matter what we have, we want more. King Solomon, in Ecclesiastes explained how that the best of guys don’t always get the best out of life. Then what happens to the “work so hard so you can present yourself to God and receive His approval”? “Wouldn’t it be better off if I don’t have to work so hard than work so hard and not get any result?” Or then, even after amassing all the wealth from the hard work, we wonder how to keep the wealth, how to get some more wealth and how to stay alive to enjoy what we have acquired. That’s a whole lot! Unending questions about our relationships with people keep springing up. We deal with heartbreaks as though they were supposed to be an everyday thing of life. There are people we look up to and when we hear stories about them, we are really surprised at what we hear about them. So, we are left wondering if there’s any truth at all in people and life generally.
There are a billion and one questions about life and they don’t even seem to end. What then is the essence of life when already the Bible states that everything we eventually acquire is vanity. Futile efforts. I intentionally wrote out all these questions so that there can be one or two we can relate to. Well, in discovering the true essence of life, the first and most important thing is to know God. That doesn’t guarantee the fact that issues of life won’t spring forth. There will be tougher times. But really, there is nothing new under the sun. People, I mean lots of people have gone through the same thing you’d be dealing with or might be dealing with. But then, all the questions in life are answered in Christ Jesus. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Therefore, as much as all these questions spring up in my mind and in my heart, it meets an answer already. So, all the disheartening things that life can ever come up with has a soother right in my heart — Jesus Christ.
We cannot boycott the issues of life, but we can go through them with Christ Jesus.