meaning of life
What is life all about?
Is it to go on holiday once a year, to possess a special car, to be
in a good position at work? I was not missing out on any of it but I
knew that this can’t be all. At the age of 20 I had great aims for life:
I wanted to change the world! I decided that my life should be lived
according to high moral standards that at the end I would be able to
look back on it having done well.
Still this unresolved question remained with me. As a result I tried to fill my mind intellectually in finding out more about the life of ancient Greeks and the Egyptians, cultures which developed high standards for living. I planned a trip to Greece in 1987.The motto of the journey was: “The foot-prints of Paul”. Not knowing much about Paul I took a New Testament with me (a gift of an aunt) which should point me into the right direction.
At a later stage in my life I met up with Mark, a work colleague. He invited me to come along to some meetings from his church. One of the series was going to be: “The meaning of life!” I replied to Mark that this is just something personal where nobody really had been able to help me with.
God became near, real to me. Up to that moment he was far apart of me, somewhere up in the sky. I marvelled about that deep love and understood its meaning: it showed me what life is really about.
I prayed and asked Jesus to become Lord of my life, to forgive all my wrong- doings I became clearly aware of and free me of them.
And surely I am with you always to the very end of the age. Matthew 28, V20
Jesus said:” I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11, V25 + 26Christian Stoll