The Ultimate Question

It always seems as though a few questions pop into the minds of men. Questions, I suppose, that have been around since the beginning of time. We as humans, go about our daily life, surrounded and overcrowded with non-essentials (things that are not worth much, but yet we view them with high esteem).

We lie in bed at night, after our long day is completed and we have checked off the things that needed to be dealt with, and we ask the ultimate question: “Is this life, all there is?” (Or some variant of it: Why am I here; What is life all about; etc.)
Philosophers have dealt with this question and the answer to it for such a long time. You can imagine them gathering together, their coffee in hand, there laptops typing away, and yet they do not have an answer. There is an answer to this question. I am reminded of a story in which a young man was sick, laying on his death bed. Word had come to his friend that the man was sick. This same  friend loved the man and the man’s family dearly. Having arrived to see his sick friend, but he was too late. The man had been dead for four days. The sister told the friend that if he were there, the brother would have never died. The friend told her that her brother will rise again. She replied, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies,
and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” She said to Him, “Yes, Lord; I have believed that You are the Christ, the Son of God, even He who comes into the world.”

It’s so easy but yet it is so difficult for us to understand. Jesus explains that if you live and believe in Him you will never be separated from God. Jesus then goes and calls out Lazarus, if he doesn’t rise up then this man is not the Man of God but a fraud. But as we read and know, Lazarus did come forth, still wearing the same clothes he was buried in. What is the meaning of it all or rather a lesson from this? Jesus is the resurrection and the life. We have life in Him. That is the meaning of it all.

“The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.”
Ecclesiastes 12:13

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