A New Beginning
The Meaning of Life
I awoke today~
Again my thoughts a mere astray~
Deep and dark had been the night~
My memories of it to fight~
A larger sip of Gin to drink~
Still these memories of last night~
There must just be another way~
With these thoughts in bed I lay~
Sweating, breathing, breathless~
Heart pounding, motionless~
Nothing changed ~
Another sip of that cool drink~
Barely conscious now~
Then suddenly with a soft blow~
A man stood before me in a glow~
Give me a chance with your thoughts my child~
I give you freedom, if in me you will abide~
Who are you I asked in drunken surprise~
Jesus answered me that night~
I am the Way, the Truth and Life~
Tried him out that day~
No more thoughts in disarray~
When Jesus guides the way~
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
Fear God, and keep his commandments:
For this is the whole duty of man. --Ecclesiastes 12:13
When one looks at life and ponders:
What is it all about?
Why am I here?
What’s my purpose?
How can I discover meaning?
God has presented us with an answer in his Word: the above verse.
The purpose for living is to fear God and keep his commandments. By learning his Word and submitting ourselves to it, we can find the true meaning of life. We might often ask ourselves questions based on feelings of being human. We search for our destiny based on what society offers. We follow the paths given to us. Or, we are now down a road by which we have only reacted. As we travel this path of life, we may sometimes feel clueless, although we have treasures of knowledge by society’s standards. We also may have acquired “things” to show that “we have what it takes” in this society, yet, we can feel empty.
In searching out the solution to rid ourselves of unwanted feelings, we can turn to the Word of God. In this case, when we ponder “what’s up with life?” we have this specific verse to give us direction. We know that when we turn our anxieties over to God, we are assured that he will take care of them. Our anxiety for life’s questions dissipates as we reverence God and seek diligently to keep his commandments. In the midst of our pondering, we discover that God’s Word is the answer to life’s most profound questions.