"What is crooked cannot be straightened; what is lacking cannot be counted." - Ecclesiastes 1:15 (NIV)
"Life’s a corkscrew that can’t be straightened, a minus that won’t add up." (The Message)
When Solomon tried to figure out the complexities of life he came to the realisation that Life was like a corkscrew - in other words Life was so twisted and crooked that it couldn't be straightened out. There was no hope at all.
Even though we may fully relate to what he is saying, we should never forget that with Jesus life can take on REAL meaning. I would agree that if I take a look at 'life' without the love of Jesus it does look a lot more bleak.
I still hold onto the hope that Jesus can heal our brokenness. All the things that are messed up in my life can be straightened out through the grace of God's love and the power of His spirit.
"When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy..." (Matthew 8)
What do you feel about this?
"What is crooked can’t be straightened; what is not there can’t be counted." - Complete Jewish Bible
Living in Grace