Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Meaning of Life

This video made me cry. It just broke my heart to hear someone blatantly say there is no meaning of life. To be honest this is something I have struggled with. Even though I have grown up in the church I often wondered why in the world God created me. I knew the Sunday school answer "to glorify God" but I had no clue how I was supposed to do that. I would look at the Bible and wonder how I was supposed to follow all the rules. I felt like the standards placed upon me by God were so far away and out of my reach that there was absolutely no way I could measure up. But as I started getting in the Word daily and growing in my faith I started to recognize (like the Jazz musician said) that I had been given so much by God. I think what he was trying to get across was finding satisfaction and knowing that God has blessed something we already loved to do. For me, there is nothing better than when I can use my voice to bless others. It is the coolest thing and an immense blessing to me when I can sing praise to God.
I think the main reason why I got so emotional during this video was because of the girl named Sophie. She said that we can just live however we want. I see this mindset in so many that I know. It is that apathy that breaks my heart. It's so selfish, YOU are the only one that matters in it. There is so much more too! I see that way as having no satisfaction. It's like you keep reaching for something, happiness, love, contentment. Every time you think you have seen a glimpse of it, it dashes away again. As I watched the video I started thinking about the hope we have in Jesus Christ, our blessed hope. Do we truly need anything besides this hope for salvation? Isn't that what we strive for? :)

1 Corinthians 10:31- So whether you eat or drink or WHATEVER you do, do ALL to the glory of God. 

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