Where is the Joy? (Ecclesiastes 2:12-26)

The book of Ecclesiastes is not a book that opens with the most optimist outlook on life.   Our argument has been that the way to find life is to look above the sun rather than only under the sun.  So, how do we know that the preacher really wants us to look above the sun?  Is there a way that we can have life or joy in this life?  How do we have joy in this life or is just a series of disappointment culminating in death revealing dark humor of a very mean God?