All my life I have been trying not to die. That is the lie I told to begin a post a little while back. Perhaps you remember; it is pinned to the top of my page right now. The truth is, I spent a few years of my life trying to kill myself.
That’s right; I tried to throw myself in front of fast moving vehicles and farm machinery, tried to throw myself off cliff faces and tall buildings, ran full speed into a brick wall and even jumped into the deep end of the pool before I could swim. But, no matter how hard I tried, my parents always thwarted my suicide attempts.
I jest, of course. I was a clueless toddler who had no idea about death. We were all that clueless toddler at one time, dependent on our parents to keep us from falling into the lion’s den. Now, we are adults, right? How much more do we know? Sure, we look both ways when we cross the street, but do we have a clear understanding of the value of our lives? Do we realize the immensity of the gift? We were nothing. Less than that–when you think about it. You can’t even use the word “were” to describe our lack of being. We weren’t. Even that doesn’t work.
Out of that void God brought us into existence and gave us life with the ability to understand that we exist and to know Him who made that happen. Most of us were gifted with fully functioning minds and bodies with the capability to experience the amazing world we live in. Even better, we are gifted with the chance to love the people around us and be loved by them, most of us. Best of all, we have been given the knowledge and opportunity to know that the one who created us loves us and we are allowed the choice to love him in return…or reject him.
To top it all off–the gift of this life and the gifts in this life are only the beginning! Because; “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.”
All those gifts and so much more bundled in the One Indescribable Gift Of Life. How can we not want to know him, and love him?