I read these words in my Bible this morning:
"Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil; for He gives to His beloved sleep." (ESV)
Solomon penned these words in Psalms 127, verses 1 and 2. I wonder what he was thinking when the tip of the pen touched the parchment . . .
"Unless the LORD builds . ."
"Unless the LORD . . ."
"Unless . . ."
Nothing I do matters. Nothing. UNLESS "the LORD builds," "the LORD watches." And God gives us, His beloved, sleep. alleluia