Nothing New Under the Sun?


That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9

 I sit and stare at my keyboard.

I feel as if the words I write have become old.


And I'm not sure why.

I read the devotionals of others and feel the life in them.

I feel as if there are no new thoughts to be written.

As if everything I have to say has already been recorded.

I don't understand.

I'm realizing that today my prayer life feels the same way.

I've my list of people and things I intercede for daily.

For some reason I am putting off praying.

It feels the same, day after day.

I'm wondering if I am the one who has grown stale.


I think of Solomon's words.

"There is nothing new under the sun."

I've learned that when I am in this place, it can signal one of two things for me.  Something new is on the horizon for me and it is cocoon time in preparation.


I've lost touch with what is really important to me.

My feelings of emptiness tell me it is the later.

Most of my devotional time feels routine some days.

This is not where I want to be.

My new Bible sits next to me unused.

And I know that the answers lie in that selfsame new book.

Instead of sitting here, typing away, bemoaning the fact that things feel wrong in my life, I need to stop what I am doing and do the right thing for me.

I need to pick up that Book and begin to read with an open heart.

Perhaps tomorrow there will be words to type on this page.

Father God, I often don't understand when I find myself in this place.  I'm never exactly sure why.  I know it can descend suddenly.  I know I don't like the way it feels.  I know it means I need to do something.  Perhaps it is good that there is nothing new under the sun.  Perhaps what I need to do is pursue what has been there all along.  Amen and amen.


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