meaningDoes anyone else find it ironic that so many people today are searching for meaning? I keep seeing it in news stories, movies, novels, television … even in everyday conversations with regular people. They want to know what life is all about. Somewhere inside there seems to be a void – something is missing – and they can’t figure it out.

Am I the only one who wants to say, “Duh”?

Having removed the real reason for our existence – relationship with God – from the equation, it only makes sense that people will search in every nook and cranny, and through every means possible, to find meaning.

Of course, God seems like the logical answer. Yet, if there is no God, then the answer must be somewhere else. And off they go, trying to find meaning through any number of ways. Drugs, sex, money, and power are obvious ones. Others try rescuing striped salamanders in South American jungles, or going “green,” or stopping global warming, or bringing an end to corporate greed – or some other such noble cause. At the end of the day, though, none of those will bring lasting meaning.

Ironically, God is standing there, waiting, the whole time.

“And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.” (Romans 1:28-31)

I’m amazed by how accurately the Apostle Paul described our current society nearly two-thousand years ago.

Church of Jesus Christ: Don’t be silent. We have answers. There’s a God Who longs to give meaning and purpose to the lives of His people. Let others know about the Lord Who came to earth to rescue them and be in relationship with them.

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