The One in Which I Return

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Well, y’all.

I’m back.

This semester has definitely been the hardest so far, academically.  I have been so overwhelmed that anytime I’ve wanted to blog, I’ve remembered something else that I needed to do for class.  Today, I have stuff to do, but I’m ignoring it cause I’ve missed y’all. 😉

Tonight, I will be doing the Word from the Word at Chapel tonight. This is where someone picks a verse that has a direct application for their life.  A lot of the time they are comforting verses that apply to us as college student.

This morning, I’ve been looking, trying to decide what verse I wanted to use. I looked up Ecclesiastes 3 because I have had that recited to me so many times over the years when things were happening that I didn’t like–“There’s a time for all things!”

Today, I kept reading though. And I found a verse that speaks to me so much in the midst of the chaos of being a double-major sophomore that wants to be involved in everything.


Ecclesiastes 3:9-13: “But in the end, does it really make a difference what anyone does? I’ve had a good look at what God has given us to do–busywork, mostly.   True, God made everything beautiful in itself and in its time–but he’s left us in the dark, so we can never know what God is up to, whether he’s coming or going.  I’ve decided that there’s nothing better to do than go ahead and have a good time and get the most we can out of life.  That’s it–eat, drink, and make the most of your job.  It’s God’s gift.”


Y’all, I’m not even gonna lie.

I’ve been struggling.

I have friends and family who talk about God being so present and visible in their lives, and I’ve felt a little abandoned.

But something in this verse makes it all okay.

The fact that I’m not supposed to know what comes next.

I’m supposed to feel in the dark.

I’m supposed to go day by day, just eating, drinking, and making the most of my job.

That brings me much relief.

I’m the kind of person that craves knowledge. I always want to know what is going to come next.

But this is saying that it’s okay that I don’t know what’s coming next.

Grace.

–aub–

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