Meaning of Life

The meaning of life is seen in the reality that when we accept Christ as our Savior in the true biblical sense, our personal relationship with the personal God is restored. Every place we turn in Christianity we find that we are brought face to face with the wonder of personality — the very opposite of the dilemma and the sorrow of modern man who finds no meaning in personality. Consider the words of Paul, “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” (1)  It is the personal to which we are brought. First of all there is the personal relationship with God Himself — this is the most wonderful, and is not just in Heaven, but is substantially real in practice now. When we understand our calling, it is not only true but beautiful — and it should be exciting. It is hard to understand how a professing Bible-believing Christian can fail to be excited. The answers in the realm of the intellect should make us overwhelmingly excited. But more than this, we are returned to a personal relationship with the God who is there. If we are unexcited Christians, we should go back and see what is wrong.

We are surrounded by a generation that can find “no one home” in the universe. If anything marks our generation, it is this. In contrast to this, as a Christian I know who I am; and I know the personal God who is there. I speak, and He hears. I am not surrounded by mere mass, nor only energy particles, but He is there. And if I have accepted Christ as my Savior, then though it will not be perfect in this life, yet moment by moment, on the basis of the finished work of Christ, this person to person relationship with the God who is there can have reality to me and I not only find meaning to life but I ‘know’ the source of meaning to life.  And ‘He’ is love and thus I am loved and I am empowered to love my neighbor and the world 😊

(1) Corinthians 13:14

Thoughts developed and/or taken from the works of Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer, Trilogy – The God Who Is There

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