Finding Daily Eternal Things

May 14th, 2014

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Ecclesiastes 2:12-26

In the south central region of a sprawling city lies a historic cemetery where Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglas and thousands of others are interred. Donna took her freshmen biology class there to study population genetics one sunny, April afternoon. Birth and death data gathered there can be used to determine death rates for a particular period and to construct survivorship curves. Comparing these rates at various times can indicate historical trends for, say, infant mortality, or the implementation of antibiotics.

While scurrying between lab groups, Donna began to notice the words on the tombstones: “Beloved wife” on many, “Liberty, Humanity, Justice, Equality” on Susan B. Anthony’s marker.

What would you like to be known for? The writer of Ecclesiastes indicates most of what we aspire to will end as the detritus, the cast-off remnants, of life. Only to be blown away by the chilly winds of death as meaningless.

For today, find what is eternal in your life investments. Let God be glorified in that which will endure.

Author: Donna Bordelon Alder


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