God’s gift is not the perfect human specimen but is the pleasure of eating, drinking and being able to provide (aka work).
When God puts eternity in the heart of man, He inserts a longing for heaven. We may not understand the fullness of that longing but can relate to the feeling, as C.S.Lewis describes it.*
Everything is made beautiful in time by our great Creator. Someday, when we join our Savior in heaven, we will reflect the Father’s glory. It is His plan and purpose exponentially understood and experienced that creates perfect beauty.
Be encouraged because although things are not perfect here, we can still partake of God’s gift.- -Teresa #resting #enjoying #expecting
* (see Focus on the Family Canada), Written by Subby Szterszky “Longing for a far country never visited”.
Ecclesiastes 1:9-13 (ESV)
The God-Given Task
9 What gain has the worker from his toil? 10 I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. 12 I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; 13 also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man.