Well, friends, there is something I need to get off my chest. This evening I started off the second semester of my college journey with a biology course. I can tell you just from the very first class, I am totally mind blown! We began this class by talking about all of the seven requirements of life, and how every living creature on this earth has these 7 attributes if they are to be considered living.
WAIT! Before I put you to sleep, just hear me out.
There are seven things that each and every single one of us has in common that help us to live and breathe. I won't go into what those are for time's sake but just think about that. The Complexity that is going on in your body right at this very moment, is unfathomable. 100%, undeniably mind-blowing! Your heart is beating, you have neurons shooting at rapid speed through your body and to your brain, you have blood flowing through your veins and for the most part, you can't feel any of it. And all of us more or less function in this way. All of this is happening just perfectly inside of you, and you don't even have to think about it. And guess what... IT WAS ALL BY ACCIDENT!
(SCREEEEEEECH) Woah there! Put the breaks on! Hold the Phone! What did she just say?
Yes, folks that is the news.
As we dove deeper into the lecture, the topic of evolution and natural selection came up. Now, I realized in the past that whenever I even heard the word "evolution" I would immediately check out. I didn't want to hear it. It was wrong. But I decided tonight that I would genuinely give it a listen... And My conclusion?
I have never felt so strongly that there is absolutely no way on earth that you and I were mere chance. An "accident" if you will. My heart started racing as she continued to speak. She talked about the complexity of our cells, she talked about the way that plants eat and grow. The more she talked the more in awe and amazed I was by the beauty of this life! But then she continued on to talk about how this all happened on its own. Just coincidently, everything formed and now works together perfectly as the life we know.
I was surrounded by young men and women that seemed to be in agreeance with our very sweet but misguided professor. She brought up Charles Darwin (Naturally) and the story of his "founding evolution", yet left out the more important fact that near the end of his life, he contradicted his own theory multiple times. And then I began to think...
once was a time, where every single person on this planet knew without a doubt that the creator of the universe was God. Then one day humans decided that they "knew better", And I couldn't help but think, how his heart must break. I sat there with people my own age, and every one of them was giving the credit for life to the wrong thing. They were completely unaware that there is a God that created them because he has a deep, unfailing love for them and he wants them desperately to know him. All of the honor that was once given to God, was going to mere chance. To purposelessness, to an accident...
In that moment I was overwhelmed. If only they knew that he just wants to delight with them. He wants to have a relationship with them, he wants them to know him and to know that they were created for a purpose. Because truthfully, without him, this life is nothing. We live and we die and that's it, it's over. I am so uneasy thinking about all those who are trying to get by in this life without him. I daily imagine how their worlds would be turned upside down in the best possible way if only they would enter into this beautiful adventure, called friendship with God. I could really go on about this all night long.
Bottom line, This life is short guys. We don't know if tomorrow will ever come. don't live your life unknowing or undecided. and don't be quiet! We need to take every opportunity we can to figure out the truth and to share that truth with everyone and anyone. Because everyone's life is valuable, everyone's life has a purpose. Why? Because God created them with that genuine and beautiful purpose.
I don't know about you, but I want to make it my goal, to make sure that after every interaction I have with another person, they feel loved, valued and filled with purpose. I want to know that I am doing everything I can to make sure that I speak and act in ways that reflect the true character of God, who is filled with love a graciousness for all people.,,, Who's with me?