Reading the Bible is an important part of how we can grow in our faith, but we know many people question why the Bible is not relevant for today. With its old language and confusing references, it can feel irrelevant or disconnected. But these Scripture meditations are meant to help us bridge that disconnect and encounter reasons why the Bible is relevant.


Life Goes By Pretty Fast

We talk a lot about seasons of waiting… but what about seasons when life’s going by too fast?

Wasn’t it just yesterday you graduated college… and now you’ve got a kid in kindergarten?! How did that even happen?

Suddenly, life feels like it’s moving too quickly. You knew you weren’t going to be 20 forever, but really experiencing how fleeting life can be is sometimes more bitter than sweet.

What do we do when we worry our time here might not be *enough*?

Spoiler alert: It’s not. We’re already longing for the eternity the Lord has prepared for us. 

But, he has made good gifts in a good world for us to enjoy now… and what he has in store for us is even better.

So, when you start to worry that life’s going too fast… well, it might be. Lean in and enjoy the ride, knowing the eternity in store for you will be greater still.

Ecclesiastes 3:11-13

11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.

Observations from the Text

  • God’s made a good world (v. 11)
  • We long for eternity but don’t understand it (v. 11)
  • It’s okay to be happy (v. 12)
  • We can make a positive difference (v. 12)
  • God has given us gifts to enjoy now (v. 13)

Prayers of Response

Eternal God, when _________ seems to go by too quickly, comfort me with the hope of what’s  to come.

Gift giver, I am especially grateful for having ___________ in my life right now.

Prayer Requests

Father, I’m having a hard time enjoying life right now because of __________. Bring me peace.

God of wonder, help ___________ grasp your infinite love for them.

Prayers of Readiness

Jesus, prepare me to do good in all circumstances, especially when ___________.

God, eternity’s a crazy thing to think about, but I’m looking forward to it with you.


 Scripture meditations are one way to start reading the Bible more. They’re here to help us connect with God in the ordinary, extraordinary, everyday moments of life—visit this page for more!


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