“A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of” (John 10:10 THE MESSAGE).
Interest in life on Mars seems to run in cycles. As I write this, our nation has a new robot prowling around and digging little holes in the dirt near the Martian north pole.
A few years ago, when I was interviewed for an article about life on other planets, I said, “I don’t see anything in the Bible that would indicate there is life on other planets, but if there is, God created it.”
They closed the article with another of my statements: “Maybe we shouldn’t be so worried about life on other planets and ask ourselves the question, ‘Is there life on Earth, and are we living it the way God wants us to?’”
Is there life during life?
We often wonder if there is life after death. But is there life during life? That is a question we should all consider.
When I was 17, that was my question. I wasn’t so concerned with what happened beyond the grave, because I thought I would live a long, long time. My primary concern at that time was, “What’s life all about? What’s the purpose of life?” I knew in my heart that there had to be more than what I’d experienced to that point. I was desperately searching for some kind of meaning in life. I just had to know.
There are people still searching.
Thankfully, I didn’t have to look very far, because there was a group of very outspoken Christians on my high school campus. They practiced what they preached, and I was intrigued by them. So I began to watch them. I saw that they were experiencing a dimension of life that I had never known
Not long after that, I gave my life to Jesus and discovered the truth of Jesus’ great statement from John 10:10: “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” That’s what I had been searching for: life during life.
Ask the Lord to point you toward someone today who may be searching for that very thing.