The Meaning of Life

Have you wrestled with the meaning and purpose of life? What is it that should capture the longing of my heart so that it becomes the focus of my life?

Solomon tried to answer this question in the book of Ecclesiastes. In Ecc. 1:14 he said, “I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity, and a striving after the wind.” Since the fall, man has struggled to answer this question because it seems that there is no answer to the meaning of life if you only look at life “under the sun.” In fact, some Greek philosophers used the term “logos” to try to explain the meaning of life. To them the logos described an impersonal, “divine reason,” or “wisdom” that controlled the universe. This impersonal force was unknowable. Is man just created and set free to try to make sense of life under the control of some impersonal force, or is there another answer?

John in his evangelistic Gospel tells us that the Logos is not some impersonal force or reason that controls the universe, but the Logos is a person! This person is Jesus. He is God the Son and he has explained the Father to us. In John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word (Logos), and the Word (Logos) was with God and the Word (Logos) was God.” In verse 14 John says, “and the Word (Logos) became flesh and dwelt among us.”

Wow! Jesus is the Logos. He communicates God to man and he is knowable. A relationship with Jesus provides meaning and purpose for my life. Jesus alone can fill up my mind and my heart!

Father, thank you for sending your Son into this world. He is the Logos, the one who controls life and the reason for life. Help me to make Jesus the priority in my life that he should be.

Following Jesus with you,

Jeff

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