Chasing the Wind
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart exhibited his musical genius before the crowned heads of Europe. At the age of six he performed before the imperial court in Vienna. And yet, when he died penniless at age thirty-five, only one person walked beside his coffin from the church to the cemetery where he was buried in an unmarked pauper’s grave. “I reflected on everything that is accomplished by man on earth, and I concluded: Everything he has accomplished is futile—like striving to grasp wind!” (Eccl. 1:14) If you are pursuing anything other than God, you are chasing after the wind.