Life As Seen by Pshab, by an Unknown Writer and by Solomon

The Windmill
photography by pshab

Taken in Bristol, England
“go to work, send your kids to school
follow fashion, act normal
walk on the pavements, watch T.V.
save for your old age, obey the law
Repeat after me: I am free”

Graffiti on Philip St, Bedminster, Bristol, UK (opposite Windmill City Farm)

When I came across this striking picture, I thought right away of the writings of Solomon in the opening words of Ecclesiastes, where in a profound way he wrote of the inevitable passing and futility of man’s life.

All Is Vanity
1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.
3 What profit hath a man of all his labor which he taketh under the sun?
4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.
5 The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.
6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.
7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full: unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
8 All things are full of labor; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.
9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
10 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.
11 There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.

Be free today in the only way possible–through Jesus Christ.

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About Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 78 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She has been married to Jerry for 60 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)
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3 Responses to Life As Seen by Pshab, by an Unknown Writer and by Solomon

  1. writeathome says:

    Thank God there is more to life that what is written about in the photo!

    John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

    Love you!

  2. helenl says:

    I read the graffiti first and immediately thought, we put so much emphasis on the making and saving of money and to “fitting in” to society. We even think those who don’t work shouldn’t eat. But why not? We say, “freedom,” but we don’t mean, everyone is valuable, even the unmotivated, who plod through life but do enjoy it. We mean people become valuable, when they accept our point of view.

    Life on earth is too short to suggest the problem becomes bearable, if we Trust Jesus and plan go to heaven. Everyone should be free to live in the present. Please don’t read this to mean I don’t think we should share the Hope that lives within the Christian. I do. It is only God that can make our lives complete. But in the meantime, we should listen to what the problems of the present are in each person’s eyes and be willing to fix those problems as part of our witness to the world. The connection you make is logical for the Christian but impossible for some others.

    And yes, I realize this is a devotional and that this entry should bring our eyes to Jesus.

  3. helenl says:

    I meant plod through life but do NOT enjoy it.

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