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Everthing is meaningless

Updated on August 15, 2010



Everything is meaningless ?


 I don’t believe this is true, there is purpose in living at least we will see that in some parts of our lives. Our children for example, when we help them to understand how to solve or accomplish a problem or task we feel good about that, not in a sense of pride of our own accomplishments, more so in a sense of sharing what we have to offer from our own experiences and seeing the rewards in their smile or thank you.

 There was a time in my life, before children (B.C.), I may have agreed to this philosophy after all a man/woman works day after day amassing riches or knowledge and then we return to the Earth from which we came. What’s the point in living if that’s what life is? Then a child entered my life, awakening time at least for me. This could be why the LORD calls them a blessing, even though sometimes they are in disguise (teen years). I now have an heir, not only to material wealth, which is lost so easily sometimes, more importantly is the wealth of knowledge I have learned from living and from sharing life with others. I can describe the splendor of autumn and how it is after a few crisp cool nights and with just the proper amount of rainfall, we behold the beauty of hills and mountains, valleys and stream sides swathed in endless arrays of color. That is just one thing f many I have seen and I am sharing this with you as well, because what I have witnessed and what you may behold may be two different views of the same glory, which is Autumn and each of us shares this knowledge of sight, so others may be a witness to all it’s splendor and glory. This is just one example of a life with meaning and purpose, if nothing more than to take the time to witness the beauty that is displayed before us, Take time out to smell the roses, have you lately?

 That last question I asked is only a reminder for us to slow down and take a look at our lives, what are we working to build into our lives, is there room for future and are we focused on how we treat one another and how to show others, including our children/friends to treat each other by our own actions? Meaningless, I think not, why are we here, how are we here, I have my own beliefs on those two yet the bigger of those is we are here and now what are we going to do with the time we have? If you are like myself, maybe you had planned for a future in advance and quite possibly you have had success towards reaching that goal, if so, I am happy for you in whatever result you have achieved, My plans, have taken on new meaning and purpose, they still include my family and friends, in fact they are all inclusive to them and others I have yet to meet. I want others to know of a pleasure, a pleasure that brings back memories of my childhood, at Christmastime and opening a gift to find the unexpected and to shriek with joy, now multiply that 10 or 20 times and you might picture what I found in spirituality as an adult.

 I’m a walking and talking witness to the meaning of living and life. I have found what others have sought as a fountain of youth, Ponce de Leon sought the wrong fountain, he made great discoveries of land, such as parts of Florida (U.S.A.), they were just misguided and without true meaning, for what he sought he sought for himself. What I seek and have found is lasting and everlasting, it will not erode or dry up as might a fountain of water and I am willing to share, I am speaking of a fountain with meaning and purpose, one that helps to lift us up in buoyancy when we are drowning in sorrow. That fount is a Living One, it gives meaning where there seemed none before and it’s name. Jesus Christ.

 He is life, He renews when we have exhausted all other ideas of why we should continue. If all I may be able to share of my meager existence in this life is Him, I will have felt my life worth living.


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    • fred allen profile image

      fred allen 

      8 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      Remember, Solomon reached a conclusion at the end of Ecclisiastes. It was this "Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man"

    • noturningback profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Edgewater, MD. USA

      Very well said Fred. I can not for the life of me understand why Solomon himself could not seem to get past this. i suppose there was just too much knowledge for him to comprehend. Thankfully, we don't have to understand everything nor could we, we have the LORD to lean upon for understanding.

      Life is a gift, i dont understand all it entails for us to have been created and I'm allright with that.

    • fred allen profile image

      fred allen 

      8 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      There is no real meaning or purpose apart from God. When eternity is part of the equation EVERYTHING changes. The smallest things we do take on real meaning. If life ends at the grave, even what we pass on is temporary at best. If eternity with our Creator is a real promise from a real Creator, we should seek to know Him and have a relationship with Him and do as He wishes. If He says it is wront to's wrong to steal. If He says it's wrong for people to engage in homosexuality, it is wrong to engage in homosexuality. What we need to remember is that everything He says is for our good. What we need to understand is that He loves people in spite of their sin. What we need to do is love them too, knowing that each man answers for themselves.


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