Life's Journey

It's a roller coaster ride from birth until death.   That's life.  Sometimes there are ups, sometimes downs.   Some people have charmed lives, others have the most awful existence.    But we all have one thing in common - death.

Depressing isn't it?    Just what is life all about?   Is there any purpose, meaning?   More people than ever before say they are atheists in western society.  For them, there is a very simple answer to the meaning of life - there isn't one - except perhaps any meaning you make for yourself.    One of the foremost atheist thinkers is Richard Dawkins and he made a famous quote about the meaning of life: 

The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.

I find this one of the most depressing views of life, because in the end it makes it totally pointless.  There are no rules, no boundaries, no morals if you don't want to have them.  You can be as good or as bad as you like depending on just what you can get away with in the society around you.

Actually, most people do find this view of life depressing.    Many people who are not atheists don't find themselves religious in the traditional sense, but see themselves as spiritual, saying that there is meaning, value and purpose as a human being and we are influences by spiritual forces beyond us.  But what are they?  Who are they?   People search for truth in spiritualism, eastern religions, Islam and other places, but answers are often elusive, a clutching at straws to find strength through the difficult phases of life.   They want spirituality but don't have the answers - it's a blur, a set of dead ends, a lack of knowledge.

Wouldn't it be good if the supreme being actually came and made himself known to people and showed them the way.    He has.  That's the message of the video - and that was in the person of Jesus Christ.   God can be known.  You can start to address some of the issues of life, the universe and everything.  Jesus came so that you may have life, life in all it's fullness (John 10:10).  Ask him to open your mind to finding the real meaning of life today.