For thousands of years, people have asked the question, “What is the meaning of life?”, and the answer seemed as elusive as bigfoot, himself. Yet the answer is SO obvious and easy to see, that we’ve missed it. It’s like the old saying, “We couldn’t see the forest through the trees”. We humans are apparently “far-sighted” when it comes to seeing large, theological truths. We can make out items that are “far away” from us, and have little to do with us (like judging the faults of OTHERS), but when something is right in front of our own faces, and directly involves “ourselves”, we cannot see it (like our OWN faults and weaknesses). We’re simply too close to it. But the answer to this problem is simple. All we have to do is focus more clearly on “what is close” to us. And there is nothing more CLOSE to us than what is INSIDE of us. So, the REAL question to ask in realizing the meaning of life IS NOT, “WHAT IS the meaning of life?”…BUT…WHAT or WHO is INSIDE of us?
To get to the answer of WHO or WHAT is INSIDE of YOU, we must first expose…once and for all…several lies that have been force-fed into all minds, for many years! Number One: YOU did not “evolve” out of a puddle of slime. Number Two: That slime did not become monkeys after hundreds of millions of years, and slowly turn into YOU. This is the foolish lie we know as “the theory of evolution”. Let me also remind you that a “theory” (such as a “theory of evolution”), is a “guess” by people “WHO THINK” they are wise, in a particular subject. If I told you that I believe today’s humans evolved out of the gravy in ancient TV dinners, prepared by the earliest cavemen, my “theory” would be JUST AS credible, and JUST AS MUCH “a theory”, as the current theory of evolution. FACT: YOU DID NOT COME FROM a monkey! And, Number Three: YOU ARE NOT an “animal”.
Some of God’s very first words to the human race were that He (God) CREATED the universe, including this earth, and He (God) CREATED all of the animals and living forms of life. And He (God) CREATED MEN AND WOMEN, and put mankind in charge of all the animals, to rule over them. Genesis 1:25-28 states, “God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’ So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” YOU ARE NOT an animal. YOU were created IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD, HIMSELF. But WHY?
WHY were you and I created “IN GOD’S OWN IMAGE, AND LIKENESS”? We were made in God’s Image and Likeness so that we would be FILLED WITH His presence (His Holy Spirit)…so plain, and so simple. God reveals Himself to mankind in the simplest ways. He (Jesus) even chose to die for our sins in the most degrading, humiliating manner…on an old rugged cross. The Bible states, “…God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe”. (1Cor 1:21). The cross of Christ is such a simple message…profound yes, but simple. So, WHO or WHAT lives INSIDE of YOU? YOU were DESIGNED…yes, on purpose…TO BE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT OF GOD…to allow God Himself to live HIS life IN AND THROUGH YOU. You were born as a CHILD of God. YOU were CREATED TO CONTAIN the very life of God…WITHIN YOU…and to SHARE this life with others. THIS IS YOUR PURPOSE FOR EXISTENCE. This is WHY you are here on this earth. AND THIS IS THE MEANING OF YOUR LIFE…and the meaning of ALL life upon the earth. The earth sings praises to the Lord! “All the earth bows down to You; they sing praise to You, they sing praise to Your name.” (Psalm 66:4). Praise God forevermore, because THIS is the meaning of YOUR life!