Thought for the Day: This coming Sunday we will be reflecting on what it means to be human, and the specific question, “Why am I here?” In the language of philosophy, these are existential questions. Of course, it wasn’t just big names like Lao Tzu and Socrates who were pondering such things. In fact, there appears to be something within human nature that has always been searching for meaning, searching for purpose. And of course, such questions are not only taught in philosophy books, but expressed in poetry. Some people have described the first chapter of Genesis to be one of the great existential poems, seeking to provide meaning and purpose for a small tribe wondering a land in and around the Jordan River. This single verse presents a rather over the top idea of what it means to be human. The human ethos and purpose are inescapably tied to God whose image we bear. And thus, the more we know about God, the more we know how to live into the essence of our being.
Prayer: Gracious God, I know you guide my search for meaning and purpose, for it ultimately begins and ends with you. Let me never venture too far away from you or from the enfleshing of your presence in Jesus. It is in his name that I pray. Amen.
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Rev. Bruce Frogge