Life is meaningless .. a chasing after the wind …Ecclesiastes 1:14 …
Sometimes life seems so empty. Chasing after material things and careers .. even people, can leave us feeling lacking. This is not an everyday feeling for me but, sometimes I feel this crop up in my head. When I do, I either just deal with it or let it pass, but today I was going on my daily walk and complaining to God about how disappointed I was that my life didn’t seem have any real purpose. You know, just thinking that I would feel happier if I was doing more .. or maybe comparing myself to others that I think have that magic balance in their lives that tell them that they are on the right track ..
So then God interrupts my thoughts and says to me: “What if I were to tell you that your only purpose was to love me”?
Wow. That just blew all the clouds away! It’s about love. We are here to LOVE. To love and be loved. That is our purpose. That is why he created us. To love us and to return that love. He wanted children, not robots or servants. He wanted children to LOVE and, to love back, without conditions. Don’t let anyone tell you that you have to earn this love. It’s there all the time.
It reminded me of one of my favorite songs ..
There was a boy
A very strange, enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far
Very far, over land and sea
A little shy and sad of eye
But very wise was he
And then one day,
One magic day he passed my way
While we spoke of many things
Fools and Kings
This he said to me
The greatest thing you’ll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return