“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven,” Ecclesiastes 3:1. These words are well known and have even been written into songs. But what do these words mean? Ecclesiastes is a book that details a search, a search for the wisest and richest man to find meaning in the activities of mankind. Think of anything you would like to do; the author did it. Nothing, including his own will, held him back from tasting all the pleasures this life has to offer. His verdict? All is vanity, emptiness. Life goes on, and little changes. The seas don’t fill up; the sun continues to shine. So, what do those famous words mean? All of the aspects and events of life happen as they have for all time, and God is in control of everything. If you find yourself sad this holiday season, read the book of Ecclesiastes. But please read it all the way to the end. It reveals that fulfillment cannot be found in the things and pursuits of this life but only in serving the one true and living God who loves you and wants to save you from the penalty of your sin. Won’t you seek Him today. He is waiting for you.