But in the end, does it really make a difference what anyone does? Ecclesiastes 3:9 (MSG)
I appreciate Solomon's search for meaning, and I identify with his struggle. I have cycled through my own periods of feeling life's futility. This morning, however, I found myself getting a little irritated at his question, "Does it really make a difference what anyone does?"
My parents gave me a good home, provided for my needs and loved me. That made a difference.
My first grade teacher loved me and prayed for me. That made a difference.
My friends invited me to a conference where I heard God's message. That made a difference.
My boss met me on Tuesday mornings to teach me God's word. That made a difference.
Friends and family continue to forgive my stupid mistakes. That makes a difference.
Friends and family continue to support and encourage me. That makes a difference.
My wife lives out her love for me daily, hourly, minute-by-minute. That makes a difference.
Yes, Solomon. What we do really does make a difference.