You Are On Earth

In Ecclesiastes the narrator is address as “Qohelet” or teacher. Solomon, the probable author, is taking on an instructor role as he tackles the meaning of life in this book. In chapter five the “teacher” gives a description on worthless ways we can worship God.

Ecclesiastes 5:1-3 says, “Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few. As a dream comes when there are many cares, so the speech of a fool when there are many words.”

There is nothing more comforting to me than to be reminded that I am human and God is God. I am on earth. God is in heaven. You may have a to-do list a mile high and a prayer list even longer. Take a deep breath. You are human and God is God. He knows. He knows.

To Apologize

“To Err is Human” as the saying goes… What if to apologize is human? How many times do we, in a day say an unkind word to a co-worker, spouse or a friend? It happened to me yesterday. I couldn’t find my black jeans. Where on earth could my black jeans have gone! My husband started to help and was making suggestions about where I could have misplaced the pants. I snapped a rude remark at him. He looked at me, stopped searching for the denim I had lost and said, “well that wasn’t very nice”. At that moment I had the opportunity to apologize or to brush it off and excuse the snappy remark as “ok” since I was frustrated. I had the opportunity to tell my husband that I see how kind, thoughtful, and loving he is and doesn’t deserve to be treated that way or I can brush it off as not that big of a deal.