“So, Diana, what’s the meaning of life?”
He had edged his way forward so that now he stood first position in the check-out line where my friend Diana was in service at the register. Speechless, she stared at him.
On Tuesday mornings at 9:00, in the recreation room of DJs RV park, I teach a ladies Bible study–have been doing it for the better part of a year now. It’s a small group that ranges from 2 to 7 people. Diana, a beautiful, godly, tall specimen of a woman lives at the park, and when she is not working at Albertson’s Market, she attends our study group.
A few weeks ago I began a new series of lessons, in which I take an important world event, and from the Bible examine its significance, and from which I extrapolate practical and spiritual lessons. Last Tuesday, with the Iowa Caucus in mind and considering the election in general, I taught on The Search for Truth. For surely when we listen to speeches of the candidates, examine their records, hear their every nuance and strive to interpret innuendo, we are searching for truth–Who will make the best President of the United States?
The thrust of my lesson, of course, was that although selecting the right President is vitally important to us, it’s significance pales in comparison to that of determining spiritual truth, and considering the subsequent determination of our eternal future.
Since antiquity–from those with city street high steps, to the youth of abject ragged slouch, to that of primal jungle man, every inquiring soul has said within himself, “What is truth?”
Jesus answers: “…I am the way, the truth, and the life…” John 14:6
Diana thinks the man chose to ask her life’s deepest question because on her lapel she wore a tiny, gold cross.
“So, Diana, what is the meaning of life?”
Startled at the question–having only seconds to respond, for she was in command of the quickcheck line–before her mind could focus and drag words from her frozen throat, the man had moved away. And in the Tuesday Bible study, Diana told us of the question.
And I ask you today, “What is the meaning of life?”
Can it be more than Jesus, who is Truth? Can it be more than our lives and our voices telling the world of this revelation of supreme truth–of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I think not.
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