Lenten Blog – 3/5/2018
Yesterday in the sermon I mentioned an H.G Wells quote that I love. “If there is no God, nothing matters. If there is a God, nothing else matters.” Wells was an English science fiction writer that thought about the future and what it all means? The heart of this quote talks about the purpose and meaning of things and of life itself. Without God, nothing has an ultimate meaning that is lasting or eternal. This made me think of this passage from Paul’s letter to the Philippians.
If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. (Philippians 2:1-2)
Here the love of Jesus brings comfort, fellowship, and encouragement. It also gives a worldview that begins to look at all things as Jesus does. This brings the reality that everything that we do, will have eternal consequences. Life has a purpose. You can even see that purpose living with and for Jesus. Then you can have that joy that sees people and the world as Jesus does.
In Christ’s Service,