So I commended enjoyment, because a man has nothing better under the sun than to eat, drink, and be merry; for this will remain with him in his labor all the days of his life which God gives him under the sun.
~ Solomon ~
This morning I read this passage and it reminded me that God not only wants us to keep His commandments, but also wants us to eat, drink, rejoice, do good, live joyfully, and to fear Him. This is counter to what many Christian denominations and organizations teach. King Solomon concluded that we all have a God-shaped void inside of our being. All the power, popularity, prestige, or pleasure will not make us happy (Book of Ecclesiastes). True happiness is found in our relationship with God and those around us.