It was late and I was tired from a long day, but before going to bed I decided to straighten up a bit.
While putting things away in the kitchen, I noticed a pack of opened gum laying on the kitchen island and I smiled. I remembered earlier that day when my 2 year old grabbed the gum and said “Yumm… I’m hungry!” as she quickly reached for the pack of gum . I frowned at myself when I remembered telling her “NO! Gum isn’t for eating.” as I impatiently grabbed the pack of gum.
What gain has the worker from his toil? I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man. (Ecclesiastes 3:9-13 ESV)