Have you ever asked questions like:
What is the meaning of life?
If we’re just going to die, what is the point of living?
Why I am here? What am I doing here? Where am I going? And etc.
Well, the question about the meaning of life has a universal nature. Therefore, the answer must have universal appeal. You can hear it from any corner of the globe, from anybody, be it learned or unlearned, be it old or young…
“Where did we come from? Why are we here? And where are we going?” Or “How I am here? Why I am living on this earth?”
For those who are willing to hear the answer, the Christian Book, the Holy Bible, has detailed answers for these questions.
The French proverb says, “Life is half spent before one knows what life is.” It is time to know the meaning of life. In fact, the one who knows the right answer about the meaning and purpose of human life is the Author life. According to the Bible the author of life is the one true God, Jesus Christ.
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:” John 14:6 and in John 11:25 “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:”
Jesus Christ is the creator of all things: “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” (John 1:3). Again He says, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee…” (Jeremiah 1:5).
And the one who created you is the same one who created the universe; “Thus saith the Lord, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself” (Isa 44:24).
He created the universe with purpose.King David also says, in Psalm 139:1-18:
“O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.
5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.”
Science is a witness for the amazing design of the universe, though some are not willing to accept the existence of a master designer. Our Life is part of this vast universe. As King David says, it is so awe-inspiring, how our body is formed and functions.
In this body there are two basic components: The outer part, the physical body, and the inner part, the invisible but real spirit. The inner man is called the soul. Gen. 2:7 “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
At the end, in the time of death the two shall be separated, the Creator said, “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return” (Gen.3:19).
And is Ecclesiastes “and the dust shall return to earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.” When we die, we are not going to vanish away but rather be separate from our earthly body. The meaning of life is to know the life giver (Jesus Christ) and live with Him forever, and not to perish but flourish forever.
In conclusion the book of Ecclesiastes advises us saying, “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;” (12:1) So, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” (12:13,14).
By Evangelist Mezgebu