We search through dark, inky nights and bright shimmering days. Yet what we long for so often seems to slip away in the haze. Our searching for meaning and significance are inextricably linked to our humanity.
It’s what we were created for: to know that there is so much more than eyes can see, to long for someone who can truly see everything, teach us who we really are and what our purpose might be. We need soul harmony, a spirit aligned with the divine rather than fighting against itself.
Some look to the stars, the moon and all created things, because they whisper secrets of God’s essence. He shines in shades of glory human eyes can contemplate, marvelling as they do at liquid beauty light and hints of magnificence in creation’s outpouring.
What window do we choose from which to view life’s deep secrets? Many are opaque, effectively concealing more than revealing. But the mirror of God’s Word is crystal clear, translucent and transparent, though seemingly hidden at first glance.
In searching the Scriptures we develop a growing awareness of the answers to life’s thorny questions. We gradually discover just who we are, what we need to do and why we are here for such a time as this. Our true identity becomes revealed.
Though there are other ways of searching, understanding our life’s deepest meaning and purpose is best discovered if we ask the Creator and Author Himself to reveal them to us, and come to His Word with a reverent, receptive mind and heart.
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” ~ Jeremiah 29:13 NIV
When we look out this window
May a sad fool-heart always
remember vast night stars sailing
like brilliant ice through the sky
And how dark, delicious morning
coffee melted as liquid smile, with
kisses of our velvet poetry—for
only secret desires lie prisoner
when we look out this window
Come follow pure, fresh, fertile grass;
behold quiet rustle of peace bloom
bright like Eden’s sacred song,
cycling thick as summer sun
Wander long, wild and deep,
and soft, murmuring breeze will
be a world’s spirit harmony
My way of searching for meaning and significance in my youth led me down some dark and dismal corridors before I found what I was looking for. Thankfully, when I was 17, God opened my eyes to His presence and shone the brilliant beam of His love-light into my heart.
It had been there from the very beginning, of course, but I didn’t know it, because God doesn’t force entry into our lives. Instead, He waits patiently, gently opens windows of opportunity and invites us to enter in.
How have you discovered meaning and significance in your life?
Can you relate to times when God has revealed Himself to you more powerfully?