Is this all that there is? or Is there more?
The question of God keeps on coming back to us. It will not go away.
If there is no God, what are we left with?
Without God, we go through life, wondering “What’s this all about?”
We do our best to make it sense of it all, but we don’t seem to get anywhere with this.
The more we think about life’s most important questions the more we start to wonder if, with all our education, we’re missing something.
Perhaps, when we start thinking like this, we should consider what Jesus has to say to us.
Jesus tells us that there’s a wise way of living, and there’s a foolish way of living. Jesus tells us about two builders – “a wise man who built his house on the rock” (Matthew 7:24) and “a foolish man who built his house on sand” (Matthew 7:26).
Jesus leaves us with something to think about.
When life brings us down to earth with a bump it may be a reminder that we need to start listening to Jesus.
What can we learn fom Jesus?
Listening to Jeus and learning from him, we begin to see life in a very different way.
Light shines on our way. It is the light of his love.
When his love shines on our life, things start to make sense.
We may not have all the answers to all the questions, but we do have Jesus – and he loves us.
His love – that’s what makes the difference.
How do we listen to Jesus? How can his love change our life?
There’s so much going in our world. We found it difficult to keep our focus on Jesus. We’re easily distracted. We take our eyes off him. We lose sight of his love.
In the Old Testament – 1 Kings 19:11-12, we read about “the wind … the earthquake … the fire … and … a still small voice.”
Is there something for us in this – something that speaks to us, something that reaches out to us, something that will help us to hold things together when everything seems to be falling apart?
Look at the wind. Look at the earthquake. Look at the fire. These things confuse us. They get us down. They leave us wondering “Where is the Lord in all of this?”
Listen to the still small voice. It’s the voice of love. Above the many complications of this life, there is God – and he loves us.
The voice of God’s love can, so easily, be drowned out. That’s why we need to listen for it.
When this world is getting us down, let us listen for the still small voice of God’s love. The world may get us down – but the Lord will lift us up.