Do you ever wonder why you’re here? Not just here on this miraculously habitable chunk of space rock, but more specifically, why do you live where you live? Why do you work where you work?
Did you have a choice in the matter? Or are you just playing the hand you’ve been dealt, maybe even being stuck where you are without a way out?
When was the last time you stopped to take some time to consider the “Why’s” of your life? I’m not sure we contemplate this enough, but I love how John the Baptist seemed to have a pretty good grasp on this idea for his life.
The apostle John quoted John the Baptist like this:
Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world… for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed…
I said, I am not the Christ, but I have been sent before him… He must increase, I must decrease.
He knew that he was not the main show. He was here to point people’s attention to Jesus.
Want to know something?
I think that’s why you and I are here, too! As I prepare for this Easter, I want to be pointing people’s attention to Jesus for two really big reasons.
- People bring me problems that I can’t really solve.
- He’s the only one I know who can defeat death in his own life and in ours.
Problems are going to come. As long as you remember why you’re here, they don’t have to suck the joy out of living, wherever ‘here’ is for you.