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I Didn’t Know That

There are many mysteries in life. How the universe works and stays in perfect balance is one. Not too many planets seem to get out of their orbit. At least that is what we have observed for a very long time. I would have to say, that the shepherds that looked up into the night sky when Jesus was born probably saw the same heaven we see when we look up into the night sky tonight. All are in perfect harmony.
Closer to home, we ask ourselves, why were we born & what is my purpose in life? We are not the first to ask that question. Rick Warren in his book, ‘The Purpose Driven Life’ looked at that same question and he wasn’t the first. We can also go back 469 years to the Westminster Shorter Catechism and discover that people were wrestling with these self-same questions and at times, were able to figure it out in many ways that helped them understand an unfathomable reality.
The Westminster Dialog answered the question of what is the chief end of man. They answered, ‘Glorify God and enjoy Him forever’. Really? That’s all it is? Interestingly they discovered more than just that. And just like those learned men, we to can find out what our chief end is. In all cases, it comes out of the same conclusion but the journey to discovery is always the highlight of finding real truth.
Recently I listened to Steve Brown and he said something that is so moving. He mention someone else realizing that as you get older, the best thing you can do is be the person you needed when you were younger. I have discovered the millennials will listen to old people. They are looking for someone to show them the way. The best thing we can show them is the Jesus we follow. And maybe that is the answer for that particular mystery.
Something to think about.