Of Mice and Men Word on the Week 12th March 2022.
March of many weathers has arrived. The chilly blast from the East heralds her coming. It causes man and beast to curl up in themselves and search around for shelter. Only our three young Highland Cattle seen to be enjoying themselves when, immune to the chill wind, they escaped from their pen and enjoyed the freedom of the yard last night!
Weather forecasts have become increasingly accurate so we have no reason to doubt the current one with its promise of wet and wind.
The writer of Ecclesiastes has this to say: –
“When clouds are heavy, rain comes down.
Whether a tree falls to the south or to the north,
it stays where it falls.
Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant.
If they watch every cloud they will never harvest.
Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind
Or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb,
So you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things.
Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for
you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or another – maybe both.”
Chapter 11 verses 2 to 6. (NLT)
The writer of Ecclesiastes recognises things which are beyond our control. Life is unpredictable. We are to work with what we have been given.
Our knowledge is limited we must admit. How the spirit of life brings new life to the child in the womb goes beyond the chromosomes to the purpose of God.
There is the potential in each human birth of that life being transformed by an encounter with Jesus, the ultimate result being eternal life.
It was the purpose for which Jesus came to earth. Jesus accomplished our redemption on the cross from the kingdom of Adam to the kingdom of Christ and the Apostle John summarised it for us in his Gospel Chapter 3 verse 16: –
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.