"There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, for apart from him who can eat or who can have enjoyment?" - Ecclesiastes 2:24-25There are a lot of things out there which bring people joy. For me there is Taco Bell, Chipotle, a small burrito joint in Colorado called Big City. There is ESPN, Jimmy Eat World, iPhones, Apple Computers, Engadget, tea, sleep, breakfast. You name it, there is a LOT that brings me joy. Some people turn to things like marijuana, or other illegal or sometimes legal-but-sketchy substances.
In fact one of the few legal highs comes naturally through exercise. I am little bit an exercise nut because, as I've mentioned previously, I go mentally off when I don't get endorphins. But I also go through long periods of time where I get lazy and stop working out at all.
This is why God gave us the rocking chair.
You see, there are few things in this world which allow you to legally both sit AND get high. In this case a rocking chair gives you best of both worlds. You can sit WHILE getting your endorphin need met. And due to the versatility of most modern rocking chairs, you can ALSO watch ESPN and drink a beer at the same time.
Now realize this is from the hand of God. For who can eat or find enjoyment apart from God? There are those of you out there who do not believe in my incredible all-loving joy-giving God and you may say "I have found enjoyment." Yes, you have. But fleeting enjoyment. It is only an understanding of where your joy comes from which can give any amount of lasting joy.
We all meet the same end. 100 out of 100 people die. Its true. Scary statistic. But I can assure you that while I'm alive I will be rocking. In a chair. On occasion in front of a TV. With a beer. And a smile. Enjoying the gift of God.
And when I die. I'll sit with God, and we'll rock together. To music, in a chair. High together off of perfect endorphins. Enjoying a glass of wine. And watching the Broncos whoop the Colts in the Uber-Bowl. In our own box seats.
Because joy comes from God. And apart from Him we can experience no lasting joy. So get in your rocking chair, and get high off endorphins. And thank your Creator and the grace He's had on you that you may know Him.