7/10/20 美好時光 A Beautiful Time

Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

傳道書 3:11 神造萬物,各按其時成為美好,又將永恆安放在世人心裏;然而 神從始至終的作為,人不能測透。 

Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

The words “vanity” or “meaningless” occur 38 times in the book of Ecclesiastes. On the surface, Ecclesiastes paints a very grim picture of life which is true when God is not in the picture. Everything we have and have done is a 0 [zero] if God is not in it. One hundred 0’s lined up is still 0. But God is the number 1, and when we put 1 in front of our 0’s then we have a huge number! We cannot control the seasons and times, but we can know for sure that “[God] has made everything beautiful in its time” and “God has done it, so that people fear before him.” (3:14) In the midst of our current situation, God can still make our lives beautiful! Let us not be anxious or rush for everything to return to “normal” but to fear the Lord and to seek the beauty in what God has made, has done, and will do! May the song “In His Time” below help us to find hope and beauty in God’s time!

在傳道書中,“虛空”或“無意義”一詞出現了38次。在表面上,傳道書描繪了一個非常灰色嚴峻的生活畫面,當上帝不在畫面中時,這是真實的。如果上帝不在其中,我們已經做過的一切都為0 [零]。排列的一百個0仍然是0。但是上帝是數字1,當我們在0前面加上1時,我們就有一個很大的數字!我們無法控制季節和時間,但是我們可以肯定地知道“ [上帝]造萬物,各按其時成為美好” 和 “神這樣做,是要人在他面前存敬畏的心。”(3:14)在當前形勢下,上帝仍然可以使我們的生活變得美麗!讓我們不要不安或急於使一切恢復“正常”,而要敬畏上帝,並在上帝已創造,已完成和將要做的事情中找到美!願“In His Time”這首歌幫助我們在上帝的時間中找到希望和美麗!

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