We work hard, we strive to make sense of this life, of the here and now, but that cannot be accomplished unless we consider the glory that is to come. It is because the Triune God of the Universe has invaded our daily life that what we do here echos in eternity.
I remember the first time I had a conscience desire of making meaning. I was in college, and I wanted to write software other people would pay to use; I wanted to design video games.
For me, the fact that someone would buy something I had created was exhilarating! What could be more meaningful than that? I was growing convinced of the possibility of actually changing the world with software implemented by the design house I wanted to launch: CanaanSoft.
Did you see what I did, there?
From this life to eternity, that was the plan.
But according to Solomon, in chapter five of Ecclesiastes, it is in the other way around.
Yes, this life matters. Yes, what we do here and now may echo all the way to eternity. But that is not due to any of our contributions. It is not due to our business plans, approach to design, or the Christian names we could use for our startups.
It is because Jehovah has come.
Because of His Beauty and its implications we can, here and now, be so satisfied with our labor, we can be so aware of the glory that is coming – which is His glory – that we can “not much remember the days of [our] life because God keep [us] occupied with joy in [our] heart.”
Then, go and change the world! Engage the here and now, and take this life by its horns. But remember the sequence: He has come to reconcile us, there are implications of that, and now we are heading back home.
What motivates you to give your very best at what you do? Do you enjoy your labor so much you don’t remember the days of this life? Are you aware this is a gift from God?
Remember His grace, Follow Him in humility, Cultivate constantly, All in cultural diversity.