Under the Sun

Carl could care less about the drop in temperatures and the long shadows that crossed the lawn. He didn’t seem to be in awe as the moon passed in front of the sun. He only cared that he was able to sit on the red chair in the front of the garage with my husband.

On the other hand, I was mesmerized by the solar eclipse. It was so cool watching the moon cross in front of the sun and give off the feeling that night was coming.

We were not able to experience a total eclipse but were able to feel the impact of a partial one. It was eerie to witness how people stopped what they were doing and come outside to experience what was happening under the sun.

Ecclesiastes is a book written about what happens from the perspective of being under the sun. The writer of this book shares how we will never completely understand why things happen due to the fact that we are not looking at life from above but below the sun.

This book gives a realistic point of view of what is meaningful and what isn’t. Given the author had more wealth, knowledge, and opportunities than most, he could share that most everything was like a vapor of air passing by. Than why do we work so hard and put all our dreams in worthless vessels? Because we view life from under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 2:11 states “Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.”

So what do we do? How do we find meaning during this time on this earth? Can it be found above the sun in the spiritual realm? That is what I am setting my sights on. As for Carl, he seems to be content in the little things in life, like sitting with us humans as we gaze up at the sky.



Published by Cora Darrah

Hello. My name is Cora. I live in Durham, North Carolina with my husband and two French Bulldogs, Vern and Bee. For thirty-two years, I taught children with unique needs. When I was eligible for retirement, I decided it was time to explore life from a different perspective. So with pen and paper, I have taken up blogging about two of the most extraordinary pets I know. More important than my pooches, is my relationship with God. I love God! He has blessed me with the gift of writing and I want to share what he is teaching me as I look through the eyes of four legged friends. So if you would like to experience how God works in all his creatures, join us on our adventure! When I first started blogging, my Frenchie, Carl inspired me through his crazy antics. But as life has it, Carl had to leave this world at the tender age of four. After a period of mourning for my little guy, I brought Vern home where he has ruled the roost. Oh, did I mention Bee, the Frenchie with a girl attitude and enough spunk to keep Vern in line. Come along beside us as we dive into God’s word and learn morsels of the treasures that only the scriptures can teach us. Vern and Bee would love to get to know you as well, so please feel free to follow us and share your comments….

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