Did you read the blog from Jan 29, 2023 yet? In it, I shared that we will be embarking on a journey with “The Teacher” in the next few weeks. “The Teacher” said in Ecclesiastes 1:9 NLT that, “History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.”

One of my favorite channels on TV is the History Channel. I really like their documentaries. One of the documentaries I watched which greatly impacted me was called “The Men Who Built America”. I’m no history buff, just a lady who’s very curious about what happened before I was born. I like to learn about how people lived back then, what challenges they faced, were they happy in those times, are we more miserable now than they were? Was life much simpler and more prim? Did the people anticipate that a day will come when we will be living in this generation of high level technology and all? You just name it and I think about all of it. A few times in a day, I allow my mind and spirit to drift into realms I can’t fully explain in words. Some days, I’m just assessing everything that’s playing out in life, comparing and contrasting what was, what is and anticipating what is yet to come.

Truthfully, life seems like a recycle of events and happenings. We are just different players but the playing field hasn’t changed. Everything that happens now has happened in the past and will repeat itself in the future – just that the turn of events and how we react and counteract situations might be different. So, in all truth, “The Teacher” is correct – We don’t remember what happened in the past, and in future generations, no one will remember what we are doing now. Everything is meaningless because it’s a repetitive cycle that we live in. (Ecclesiastes 1: 11, 2 NLT paraphrased).

In my own words, I’ll say that do the most you can while you can. Whatever you’re experiencing now has happened before and will be history in the future. There’s really nothing new under the sun because nothing stays forever except God.


Lady Abena.