Smoke, nothing but smoke. There’s nothing to anything in life. (The Message)
Sounds like a line from a blues song, but it’s actually the main message of an entire twelve-chapter book of the Bible.
And it’s not singing the blues. It doesn't speak directly to the person feeling the blues.
It's actually more suited for someone who's feeling hopeful. That's the primary audience.
It’s meant to be a fairly depressing, yet relentlessly rational, assessment of life.
A life that's lived, that is, under one condition.
That one condition is in the air we breath, so it’s hard not to arrive at the same conclusion at some point in life, even as Christians.
So, we’re exploring the message of that book this weekend. And we’ll dive into the only two verses in the entire book that refute this depressing assessment of life.