Does Life Really Matter?

What do we see? …Relentless bombings by rebel groups who make no differentiation between the enemy and civilians; …people including children, who are prepared to strap bombs to their bodies and willingly destroy their own lives and many others around them; …militant attacks on hospitals, doctors and emergency food convoys; …the unwillingness by nations to help people fleeing torture and death, who desperately flee their homeland and end up drowning at sea; …the twenty or so people who end their own lives in this country… each day, because life is no longer bearable. The list is endless. Many people all over the world, no longer see human life as valuable, sacred or worthy of living. To them, life doesn’t matter at all. But there is someone who thinks very differently about that. God. He sees the value of human life very differently. Let’s be honest.  God didn’t really need people. He has everything He needs. He wants for nothing.   Why would He need people? And why would He consider them valuable? Simply because of who He is. God is not selfish. He didn’t want to keep everything just for Himself. He wanted to share the glories of His Kingdom with someone else. So He created beings like Himself, who would like what He likes and share His company. Author David Benner wrote… Human beings exist because of God's desire for companionship. We are the fruit of God's love, reaching out towards creatures who share enough similarity that relationship is possible. Imagine that. A God who wants to have a personal relationship with His created beings! If that doesn’t leave you speechless, I wonder what will? But how do we know we are important to God?                                                                                                                      read on…
Every moment of every day of our life, God wanders in our inner garden, seeking companionship. The reason God can’t find us is that we’re hiding in the bushes of our false self. God’s call to us is gentle and persistent. “Where are you” Why are you hiding”?  -David Benner, Surrender to Love
A thirty second view of the nightly news, is fairly convincing to most of us that life probably doesn’t really matter at all.
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