It’s what we humans really are, a picture of death & decay, wearing out even before we are born. The sting of death is at home with us & time is sort of on our side until it’s not. “For dust you are and to dust you will return”. Gen 3:19. Welcome to our nightmare, welcome to our breakdown (Alice Cooper). One door closes & another opens into eternity says Scripture.
It’s not to say we don’t experience purpose, joy & happiness here on earth, some things are ecstatic & euphoric & that’s not just the sex, drugs & rock n roll that eventually takes its toll. Yes there is plenty of satisfaction but it’s not guaranteed like death & taxes oh sinner man.
The words of God himself in the parable of the prodigal son call us to come home to the Father’s love & provision through Jesus. His ever mindful heart & loving arms alone can restore us. Luke 15:11-32.