So why are we really here? Life can be good sometimes but like the incident in Barcelona this week, it can be very bad. Disease, pain, suffering and heartache seem to proliferate in all of our lives. Evil runs amok and it seems like the pursuit of happiness is getting harder and harder every year.
God created the Earth and all that is in it and afterward proclaimed it to be “good”. I am sure all of us can agree that at some point things are not good! Yet God created all things through Him and for Him. Colossians 1.
We are challenged to be perfect just like our Father in Heaven. Matthew 5. However, that seems to be impossible. We have all sinned and fall short of the glory. The wages of sin is death. So every day, men and women on planet earth die one way or another. Death permeates this existence and despite all of our efforts, is unavoidable.
The Good Book proclaims the coming kingdom and the promise of eternal life. Life without death. How wonderful would that be? But just as Adam and Eve discovered, it must be a life free of sin and obedience to the creator who made this all possible. We are descendants of this sinful act in the garden and our species has been stricken with this disease of destruction. Medical science will not overcome it and neither will freezing your body for the future. All must die. Is this our only destiny?
The purpose of this life on earth is not to die but to learn to live. God has laid out for us in the Bible how we should live and interact with our fellow brothers and sisters. He is teaching us to live a life of eternity rather than a life of decay. If we choose to act the way we have in the past, we will continue to die. But God has promised for those who choose to embrace the life He has laid out for us that we will live forever.
This is what is really going on in the here and now. We as conscious beings who get to experience life here on earth. If we like it, we can accept the invitation to live it fully and forever. If we go about living selfishly and destructively, we will be subject to death and separation from God. You see this is really what death is, complete separation from the Creator. Life is a joining of our consciousness with His.
What will you choose? I choose life and wish you all the best in the coming week in your continual walk in this life and hopefully the Life to come.