One of my Sunday School songs come to mind this morning. It goes like this: “Happiness is to know the Savior Living a life within His favor Having a change in my behavior Happiness is the Lord” We all want to be happy; man has been pursuing happiness since the dawn of time! Happiness means different things to different people. For my kids, happiness will mean playing games, reading comics and watching TV all day with no assignments, homework or tests to study for and no household chores to do. For some happiness means finding that man or woman and settling down to a life of marital bliss; for others it means having certain possessions and being able to do some things. Some will be happy if their bank accounts look a certain way or if they have a corner office with an amazing view! Well, the wealthiest and wisest man who ever lived discovered that all the pleasures we can think of are meaningless without a relationship with and an acknowledgment of God. In Ecclesiastes 2, King Solomon described all the things he did and acquired in his quest to find happiness. He undertook projects, built houses, acquired much treasure, became greater than anyone around him. He took time to enjoy the fine things of life. In his own words, “I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my labor, and this was the reward for all my toil.” Ecclesiastes 2:10. He had it all he did it all. Towards the end of the chapter, he drew the conclusion that all he had came from God and everything was meaningless without God. All those good things and the so-called good life we chase after, crave, delight in cannot and will not bring us true happiness, “for without him, [God] who can eat or find enjoyment? Ecclesiastes 2:25 Whatever you think will make you happy will not make you truly happy unless God is in it. True, lasting happiness comes from Him. If COVID-19 has taught us anything at all, it is that nothing in this life and on this earth really means much. This is a good time to work on your relationship with Christ; let Him fill your life, help you to set your priorities right and give you real happiness not dependent on what you have or do not have. Happiness is Christ!
Lady Monica ❤