Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Life Begins, Life Ends
Life is such an interesting adventure...a journey to find God in life and live completely abandoned to His divine will. You can live life to the absolute fullest and still find, at the end, that you have only begun to touch the edges of the vastness of God's glory and plan. For me, this past week has been filled with glimpses of milestones in this journey...
a baby shower
a friend in the hospital due to a stroke
another friend being lead away from life to heaven
engagement of friends
reconnecting with a friend from college just to discuss our adventures
...not all joyous, but all adventures in life...all milestones of the journey to become like Christ and to bring Him glory.
All these things so remind me of Soloman's writings in Ecclesiastes. Of course, we have all heard tell of the famous passage at the beginning of chapter 3, "To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven," but ultimately this book really says so much more to the meaning of life.
In our search for significance we must realize that the whole of our adventure--our life--is to bring glory to God. And in bring glory to God...restoring His dominion on the earth...being carriers of His presence and justice and mercy and grace...we actually bring Him the ultimate supreme worship that no other creature can bring Him.
Today I would like to leave you with these words from Soloman. His advice to the young (and I'm holding on to that word while I can) is this, Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed, or the golden bowl in broken, or the pitcher shattered at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the well. Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it." In other words, before you die, and your adventure is over, remember who the your creator is and glorify Him.