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  • Ernest Robin Dover

Time and Chance




Ecclesiastes 9:11 - "I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all."


Over the years, I have found myself immersed in these words... these thoughts. I have pondered them, prayed upon them and held them in deep meditation and contemplation. Does it matter what I do with my life? Does it matter what any of us does?


Ambition can lead us through many doors. Once again, I sense a need for surrender to the truth that dwells within us. Something that rises above and beyond drive, ambition and determination to accomplish things. For when we surrender to the truth of being honest with yourself by being yourself - by following as well as being led by our own sense of discernment, we realize that our life is unfolding before us just the way it is supposed to be.


Yes. It matters what we do and equally so - how we do. We are passing through time until there is no time. For time and chance - filled with events and consequences - happens to us all.