Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Words of Encouragement - Update

A friend just shared with me this further word that they received, and it is also valuable. It is from Ecclesiastes 3:11

King James Bible (for those who prefer this version)
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

But here's a more modern (understandable) translation:
GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)
It is beautiful how God has done everything at the right time. He has put a sense of eternity in people's minds. Yet, mortals still can't grasp what God is doing from the beginning to the end [of time].

And the Amplified Bible:
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men's hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

This ought not to depress us, but to encourage us and give us His peace in the knowledge that He is in control. We are part of a tapestry (yes, I like the imagery of that) the size of which we cannot even try to comprehend ... but we can know this, and rejoice that even so, He cares for each one of us.