Does life have meaning?

Who am I?  Why am I here?  Do I have a purpose in life?    Does my life have a plan and what will happen in the future?

Most people ask these questions at some point in their lives.  The Bible tells us that we are not here by accident, but that God knows us and cares about us.

 

The image of God: The Bible tells us that God made the world and gave human beings a special place in his creation.  He made every single person in his own image and in his own likeness. He loves us and made us to live in a relationship with him and to share our lives with him.

The problem of sin: Though God made us like him we turned instead to our own way.  We decided to ignore God and lived instead the way we wanted.  The Bible calls this behaviour sin.  Through sin we have become separated from God and one day we will have to face his judgement.

The good news of Jesus: God does not give up easily.  God loves us so much that he sent his only Son Jesus to die for us so that our sins could be forgiven.  Jesus then rose again and through Jesus our relationship with God can be restored.  If we turn to Jesus, then we will no longer face the consequences of our sin, which is death, but we will be given eternal life in Jesus.

The Holy Spirit: Once we follow Jesus God does not leave us on our own but is present in our lives through the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit guides us, helps us understand the Bible, and assures us that God loves us.

The Future: The resurrection of Jesus is not the end of the story because Jesus promised that one day he would return and be united with all those who are waiting for him.  We will then live together in the Kingdom of heaven.

 

 

If you would like to begin to follow Jesus, then say this prayer:

Lord Jesus, I am sorry that I have sinned and turned away from your ways for my life.  Please forgive me and help me in the days ahead to keep you first in my life.  I accept you as my Lord and Saviour.  Amen.

If you said this prayer, then please don’t leave it at that.  Find a church where they love to learn from the Bible so that you can learn more and be encouraged.