So, who’s trying to fall asleep and who’s trying to stay awake?
Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them.” (Ecclesiastes 12:1).
My Musings – “Once you reach a certain age, life is just a delicate balance between trying to stay awake and trying to fall asleep.” (Jonathan Edward Durham).
A time to stay awake and a time to fall asleep. The lost verse of Ecclesiastes Chapter 3? Sounds kind of “meaningless,” doesn’t it?
My Advice – If you’ve reached the days where you “find no pleasure in them,” perhaps you’ve “forgotten” the Creator of your youth. Years of neglect or outright rebellion has its consequences. But that need not be “the conclusion of the matter.” Even if you are a long way off, He is looking for your return. He never sleeps.
“I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men.’ So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” (Luke 15:17–20, NIV 1984).