Ecclesiastes 7:28-29″…what I, the Quester, have pieced together as I’ve tried to make sense of life. But the wisdom I’ve looked for I haven’t found. I didn’t find one man or woman in a thousand worth my while. Yet I did spot one ray of light in this murk: God made men and women true and upright; we’re the ones who’ve made a mess of things.”
God has amazing timing. Had I read the above scripture this morning, I would have clearly passed it over and chalked it up to another self-deprecating statement by the author. As it happens, this is the second time I’ve read this idea in the last half hour. When things match, my ears perk up. He’s got my attention.
“Designed for good, my friend was sputtering and throwing smoke. The soul was not designed for this, I thought. We were supposed to be good, all of us. We were supposed to be good.” -Donald Miller Blue Like Jazz
What if, instead of looking at ourselves are food for worms, we actually saw the greatness that God destined in us? What if, instead of judging each other and wagging our fingers, we looked in each others eyes and remind our neighbors that they were made for greatness? We were made for so much more than simply living and dying, being sick or well, looking out for number one, and seeing how much we can consume before we die.
It may not be your style, but I’ve been singing this song since I read page 22 in Donald Miller’s book. Living for Jesus, it makes this world pop with potential!