Daily Worship

Only your thoughts last forever

June 13, 2013 0 0

Ecclesiastes 3:9-14

What do we gain from all our work?
I know the heavy burdens that God has laid on us.
He has set the right time for everything.
He has given us a desire to know the future, but never gives us the satisfaction of fully understanding what he does.
So I realised that all we can do is be happy and do the best we can while we are still alive.
All of us should eat and drink and enjoy what we have worked for.
It is God's gift.
I know that everything God does will last forever.
You can't add anything to it or take anything away from it.
And one thing God does is to make us stand in awe of him.

O Father
of an ever expanding universe
on this small globe
where we are all one
we tag people
and put them in boxes
we label
and are labelled
we divide
distrust and even hate
we differ
fight and kill
we start wars and create suffering

have been on both sides:
giving and receiving

but I came to realise
only your thoughts last forever
now I stand in awe of all your deeds
and I pray:
Make me a channel of your peace

Where there is hatred let me bring your love 

Where there is injury, your pardon, Lord

and where there's doubt, true faith in you


Written by Jan Steyn

St John's & Dairsie United