Someone very close to me is very much into a specific band. I don't care too much for them, but they mean a lot to said person. The musicians of the band are professed Christians but in my opinion the music is super depressing and I was curious as to what exactly they are all about.
I did a little research to find that the musicians are indeed Christian but the music is not necessarily considered to be. That's fine but an artists work speaks where language cannot. They give interviews about depression and seeking purpose and understanding their meaning in this world; and they reach a vast audience of sincerely loyal followers. To be honest, this disturbed me because it paints a picture of just how many people feel completely lost in this world. I have been there myself at times and I am far from my final destination now, but I do understand the mission.
This is where I speak to the Christians specifically. The message is not only for us but I feel as though you will understand more readily. We wander, but we are not lost. Our sole purpose on this earth is for the glory of the God of creation. He made us to bear his image and all of our pleasure and all of our pain are all meant to come together to show how great he is. There will be many times in life that are unpleasant and a few that seem to make all of that struggle worthwhile. He sees us to the good times and through the bad. We are not without hope because this stretch of existence is merely a blink in the eye of eternity.
I could carry on for days with analogies and clever rhetoric, but I will simply leave you with this: cherish the good times, then persevere through the bad--and cherish them too. You are not lost.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
Until next time, I've been your friendly neighborhood Dizzy! Have a wonderful day 😉