Ecclesiastes: Searching for the Silver Linings
Have you ever noticed that the writer of Ecclesiastes "rains on our parade" and then clouds our attempts to escape the rain? So why should any good Christian pay attention to this gray and depressing book? Because the writer exposes silver linings within these clouds.
The writer informs us, ever so subtly, that we find meaning even in the apparent meaninglessness of life. Let these ancient words of wisdom invite you to a study that delves in surprising ways into our all-powerful God, the creator and sustainer of the universe.
Dan Blazer, MD, MPH, is J.P Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry and former Dean of Medical Education at Duke University Medical School of Medicine.