Sometimes, the whole concept of human life seems like such an irony – we are all living just to die one day. And even while we live, most of us tend to simply exist, where even breathing seems to take an enormous effort. What has happened to us? Why do we keep looking to escape? What are we running away from?
Yes, very often our own struggle seems more pronounced than that of others; maybe it is. The road of life sometimes takes unexpected turns and is more bumpy than we would like. Sometimes we trip and fall. But even when you stumble, don’t lose sight of where the road is taking you. From where we are standing, the road always seems to have a horizon, but we know that that isn’t the end. The Bible is a refreshingly life-affirming book, which assures us that death is not the dreaded end of life as we often think it is. It says, “Your present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that shall be revealed in you.” This line reminds us that we are not created to be annihilated at death, but are designed for eternity.
And the good news is, the eternity that the Bible envisions is one of never-ending and utterly fulfilling intimacy with God Himself. So instead of finding escapes from the void that you may be feeling within, would you try opening up yourself to such an intimate relationship? In turn, God will fill your life with divine love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These are essentially all the things that you need to truly live life as the eternal celebration that it is meant to be.