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.



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