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What is the meaning of life?

Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going. So how can we know the way?”
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:5-6

This is a question that has perplexed scholars, writers, scientists and theologians since the beginning of time.

The meaning of life is not found in a job or an accomplishment, nor is it found in possessions or money. Those things fade away, rust and fall apart.

The meaning of life must be found in something more substantial. Something bigger than our life and not limited by time, space and matter. We always look for meaning in those things greater than us, not smaller.

In the verses above, Thomas and the other apostles searched for meaning and direction. “What is our life’s compass? Where do we direct all of our passion and focus?”

Jesus pointed to Himself. It only verifies what the writer John said at the beginning of his Gospel.

All things were made through him. Nothing that has been made was made without him. Life was in him, and that life was the light for all people. The light shines in the darkness. But the darkness has not understood it. John 1:3-5

If Jesus created all life, then the meaning of all life must come through the creator. He designed it. He knows what works.

             So the meaning of life is Jesus Christ.  He gives us meaning when we discover him, follow him and serve him.