~ Ecclesiastes 7 ~
The Lord has given new insight into this passage over the last 24 hours. My in-laws' home has always been a house of feasting, a house of laughter, a place where the heart is made glad.
Presently we're waiting on the Lord to take my father-in-law home to heaven, which -- as the Apostle Paul says in Philippians 1 -- is "to live"... is to "be with Christ"... which is "far better" than life in this world.
For the godly, the Risen Christ is the Lord of both the day of death and the day of birth, both the house of mourning and the house of feasting, both sorrow and laughter, both sadness of face and gladness of heart.
Let the living lay this to heart. For this is the end of all mankind.