We live life in between Paradise lost and Paradise regained. The Book of Ecclesiastes will help us live in this sin-cursed world while we await Christ's return to free us from the prison of futility and make all things new. Ecclesiastes will protect us from pretending everything is fine with its realism. And it will protect us from despair by offering us a perspective other than just what we see "under the sun." There is a God over the sun. And through Christ, he has redeemed our in-between lives so that every moment matters as we live life before the face of God in obedience to God for the glory of God.