Ecclesiastes 2:24-25 (New International Version)
24 A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, 25 for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment?
In 2002, Marvin Lacy of Lake Wales Florida taught calligraphy in the local area. What makes that special is the great-grandfather of five suffers from Parkinson’s disease. The disease often makes his hands tremble. Though he has this disease, when Marvin sits down to create his works of calligraphy, his hands are suddenly stable and become still. Marvin says, “It’s a gift from God.”
Lacy’s faith influences all that he does. He says, “The Lord is important in my life. I wouldn’t want to leave out that aspect of my life. One of the sayings I’ve put into calligraphy is a philosophy I picked up. ‘I will make that which I do today important. I am exchanging a day of my life for it.’”
Lacy's specialty is calligraphic works of art, including wall hangings and greeting cards. His work ranges from Bible passages to the comical sayings. He adds, “The scripture says that a merry heart does good like medicine. To me, that kind of stuff is fun.”
To Lacy, art is fun. "Do you think I would do it if I didn't enjoy it?" He asked. "I really enjoy doing it."
Put Jesus Christ in the center of all that you do and you will never want for enjoyment.
Dear Lord we praise You today for the abundant and joyful life that You give us. We pray that we wouldn’t forget to be thankful. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.