The Teacher says in Ecclesiastes 1:15 MSG that “Life’s a corkscrew that can’t be straightened, A minus that won’t add up.” In other translations or words, whatever is wrong cannot be really made right and whatever is missing cannot be found. I’m curious, what then happens to the saying that “you can right the wrongs”?

Most people give or receive second chances in life and some will usually say, “I’ll make it all up again”. To the Teacher’s point, we cannot really make anything right again. Instead, we build a new and better life or experiences to overcome what was already done or lost. For example, if you hurt or cause pain to someone and you’re given a chance to make it right, you cannot wipe away the hurt or pain, you will compensate for it by creating great moments, turning over a new leaf, becoming a better person or doing whatever it takes to make the person happy. Good experiences have the power to erase the memories of bad ones. The Bible even reiterates that we should always overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21 paraphrased). I know there’s a world somewhere where there’s no evil or pain or disappointment, a world where the corkscrew always fits right back in the bottle. The only caveat is that we cannot experience that world in our mortal bodies but one day, if we keep living our lives on earth with Jesus Christ, we will be in that world with Him in eternity.

So, as long as we are flesh and blood, life will remain a corkscrew. It will never fit the wine bottle again but you can put a new stopper in or chip out some pieces off the old corkscrew to make it fit. May your week be filled with beautiful moments and experiences that will erase the old pain and hurts. AMEN!


Lady Abena.