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Life is a Funny Thing

Written by Ben T.

Life is a funny thing and you can see how people handle situations differently. Small problems arise and some will stress, some worry, and some will just meander through them. There is even the harder times in life. Theodore Roosevelt went through one of those. On the day he lost his mom and wife in the same day, he wrote, “The light has gone out of my life” and marked the page with an X. Rightly so, the feeling of depression had entered his life.

It is understandable and truly hard to overcome the defeated feelings that life can bring. Even so, the good times of life can be just as deceiving. On the opposite end of the spectrum, it can tune you in to the desires and goals that are temporary.

The Bible has a somewhat strange sounding Proverb in Ecclesiastes 7:1-4 that mentions the house of mourning as better than the house of feasting. All the things of this earth are so temporary. Imagine though about eternity in Heaven. The joy, the praise, the excitement of seeing our God. It is, of course, important to feel things down here. But we have to remember that although sometimes we feel like we can’t get through a situation; it is very temporary. And eternity should be in our eyes.

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