Wednesday, May 30, 2007

There is nothing new under the sun ... explained

So I have been against blogging from the beginning but now that all my friends have blogs it looks like I must change with the times. I hate blogs because I think of them like a group email that informs everyone while interacting with no one. I thought that email was the beginning of the end of all human interaction, but now it is looking like the blogosphere will finish off the need to reach out to others and let us sit back and let others come to us.
That said ... here I go! I am now one of millions of others that share all their personal struggles and daily triumphs with friends and strangers to judge (um.. I mean "comment on") as they see fit.

Ecclesiastes 1:1-10

The words of the Teacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem: 2 "Meaningless! Meaningless!" says the Teacher. "Utterly
meaningless! Everything is meaningless." 3 What does man gain from all his labor at which he toils under the sun?
4 Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever. 5 The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises. 6 The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course. 7 All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again. 8 All things are wearisome, more than one can say. The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing.
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. 10 Is there anything of which one can say, "Look! This is something new"? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time


Kiert said...

Or you could think of it as a tool to be used for specific purposes, like these:

1. To initiate regular and meaningful contact within our ever-increasing spheres of relationship.
2. To chronicle the events of life (especially those sweet moments with our babies) that otherwise slip away, unnoticed and unremembered.
3. To communicate those things that are too little for a call or email, but too big to remain unacknowledged.
4. To spend less time emailing the same information over and over for the purpose of spending more time going deeper.
5. To record the work of God on the canvas of our life so that we may look back, see this work, and glorify Him for it.

Just another way to think about it--kind of like a perpetual Christmas letter. :)

Kiert said...

Oh, and thanks for letting me know about your blog :) I look forward to reading.

Kate said...

glad to see you've joined! i hope you will enjoy it and it won't be too much of a burden. look forward to reading more...

andy gibson said...

I second kiert. If anything it has given Jeannett an opportunity to connect with women (especially in 2:42) that she otherwise wouldn't mingle with. It has been a good thing. Watch.

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