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Could There Be More?

Have you ever wondered if there was more to life than working, playing, eating, drinking, sleeping, waking, surviving for the next day? Could there be something else? We can at times get so busy that we never stop to think, or wonder if we are just following everyone else. Is there a reason we are here? Or did we just happen along as an accident of nature? And if nature is guided by some evolutionary principle, why is that so?

The search for meaning is not a new one. A shepherd boy who later became King of ancient Israel had a question for His God. As a shepherd he might have looked up at the night sky many times in amazement. Later he wrote these words which have been preserved for later generations as the eighth Psalm in the bible.

Psalm 8:1
LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Psalm 8:3-4
When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?

David was not one to think that the universe was an accident or that it came about by chance. He quite naturally wondered why, not just why the universe existed, but why humans inhabited it. In his lifetime he had come to believe in a Creator God, who thought of him and cared for him. His relationship with his God was a personal one. It was so strong that even as a boy he could face a 9 foot tall warrior with his sling shot. His trust was not in his skill however. He believed the God that he and his fellow Israelites worshipped would stand with him to the victory!

If we were honest with ourselves, I believe we would admit that we know down deep that there is more to life than many of us realize. Jesus made famous this basic principle: We are here to love the Lord our Creator and God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. I used to think that was simple and practical. Eventually I learned that God really wants to connect with us in a powerful way that actually empowers us to love. This love is supernatural. It restores us to our original purpose of bearing God’s image and bringing glory to His Name!

1 Comment

  1. David A

    We all desire more. Anyone who will not admit this is delusional. More from our job, our health, our marriage, our family, our relationships, and of course, our church.

    Eventually we all ask: Is there not more? But ‘more’ in this life does not come easy. It requires dying to self.

    In this short piece, you have supplied the answer: Following Christ and seeking his kingdom.

    Many Christian teachers ask this question and like you are eager to freely share the promised Christ, our All in All. Sadly, others ask this question in order to sell their books. As if the answer will complex and esoteric.

    Thankfully, the answer does not require a book or even a paragraph… Love God and love those made in his image.

    Whether we eat for drink, or whatever we do, if we will do it with an eye to God, all will be well with our soul. And at last we will enter his glory.

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