What are we all Searching for? ….

With currently still working from home, I have a bit of time in my evenings after work to do some de-cluttering.

I’ve been organising and clearing out some paperwork, and going through some of my school and university notes (yes, I’m one of those people who finds it hard to throw away those years of hard work! 🙂 ). It’s really interesting to see how I loved literature both in school and in my undergraduate degree (I did human rights, gender studies and international development for my postgrad degree), and wanted to be a writer.

I guess in some ways, blogging is one of my outlets for regular ‘writing’. I’ve written an allegorical novel based on some of my life and faith experiences, and now it is sitting on my computer, and I’m wondering and praying what to do with it next….?

I think of that stage in life that teenagers pass through when it feels like their whole future is ahead of them, and that it is the time when dreams are beginning to take shape as they think of what they will ‘become’ in life.

I think many people long for significance, they long to ‘make a name’ for themselves, and maybe at one point in my teenage years I did too….we all want to leave a legacy or to be important in some way. As life stages change and we realise more about the world and how easily and quickly things and people become forgotten with the sands of time, perhaps some of us begin to ‘let go’ gracefully of the things we once thought were important.

I think that desire for immortality is deep within us all. For me, I realise now that the significance we are all really searching for is that Deep, Pure and Perfect Love and Satisfaction that can only come from The One Who formed us.

Many people like to throw around arguments of how those who talk about Christ are deluded, unscientific, illogical or blinded. But the fact is that He Is Real, and His LOVE, His Pure and Perfect Love is tangible, it is real and it is the most comforting and beautiful thing any human being could ever hope for. Those who know this reality for themselves can gradually begin to ‘let go’ of those false comforts, of the sense of having to ‘make’ or prove ourselves to be significant because the reality of that significance is found in being Perfectly Loved by Him. I wish I had the words to describe His Presence, but I don’t. I just know that it is in Him all our longings are ultimately fulfilled, and I know that in His real and tangible love it all makes sense, and even as the world fades away, even if our lives ebb away and are forgotten, in Him, and only in Him is true Life…now, and in the life that is to come. When you encounter Him, and one day you will….all your arguments will fall away…..I am so thankful that He rescued me and gave me sight to realise He Is the Living God, to repent and choose Him and to know and experience this Perfect, unfailing and incomparable love.

In Him, let all your strivings cease and let your heart and soul be filled up and satisfied with His Love and Comfort and Goodness. There Is no experience in all of earth like this Pure Love ❤ I pray you find it.

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5 thoughts on “What are we all Searching for? ….”

  1. First of all I have to say WOW! I’m telling you this is some beautiful writing and to the heart and soul of what is going on in this world or what it’s all about and why we are here; really! You’re so right so many people don’t connect to this or get it; as you mentioned when we are just teens or some people even into middle age and beyond, they keep fighting the Truth that is really deep inside and nothing in this world will bridge the gap or fill the void necessary to give that sense of completeness and joy which isn’t a material tangible thing as it transcends time and space but it must and does exist most assuredly; as we think our lives here in this limited material plane is the what we are an all we can be, when it’s not even scratching the surface of what exists beyond our comprehension and indeed our limited cognitive perceptions!

    This is where Jesus Christ can surely come in to make sure we see more than this surface value of life here, and know that He is real and absolutely wants to share all He has to offer with us out of His infinite love, and to totally fulfill us; filling us with His love and glory in a complete existence that is something that we don’t have the ability to fathom now which is why Trusting Him becomes so imperative. Because He has told us that He wants us to walk with him and follow for a while carrying our crosses in a difficult circumstance, but, He has promised us that staying on our path doing the Father’s will is the only way to live, and to everlasting life in His kingdom!

    We can see how very short our time here really is comparatively speaking in the cosmic sense of space time, our being part of the universe and its vastness, yet each of us is barely a blip on the radar, just small flickering flames like candles in the breeze not much hope it would seem to really matter to the universe, and like the old saying, “here today gone tomorrow,” is really how it measures up to be a human being in a place that in terms of the entire known universe is about 13 Billion years old and the earth around 4.5 Billion. Depending on what school of thought and hard evidence we consider many scientists figure a forerunner of we humans was beginning life on earth about 6 Millions years ago and advanced to the more human form that we actually consider to be us more classically around 300,000 years ago, to be followed by actual Homo sapiens who were the actual ancestors that began civilization only about 6000 years ago!

    Now I’m a bit tired at the moment and I know I brought this up for good reason which off the top of my head I want to say that the mystery and absolute awe of existence is profoundly captivating to me but when I place myself and my mere life into this perspective I have to admit if I have my wits about me, what can I actually amount to or what significance can I really have in the big picture or a universe and billions of people! Not much as I see it and you rightly mentioned how when we are very young we are so full of exuberance and dreams of making an impact or really becoming somebody so that others and maybe the whole world will say wow, you really did something with your life and you’re a kind of important person! Now I have to laugh and say I felt that and know so differently now how that doesn’t mean anything it’s all a lot of hot air and whimsical nonsense! Because say for example the universe goes on like it has been for another few Billion years and in that time the sun could become a red giant and the nearest planets including earth would be absorbed into the sun and eventually the red giant would under its own weight and gravity become a white dwarf! Just considering these concepts helps me to put my own life into perspective and realize that even all of earthly civilization amounts to nothing but a hill of beans, unless there is a lot more going on than meets the eye and that the human mind isn’t capable of fathoming!

    But now that I spaced out our existence a bit in abstract terms let’s get right back down to earth and the old brass tacks as they say.

    Where are you or I going with all of this scratching the surface and digging into some fascinating ideas or knowledge that even will really matter at the end of our lives here or further down the road or timeline as to the point would anyone care if there are people around millions of years from now or even just hundreds about who I was and what I did with my life? And what good would any of that matter in time when I’m dead and buried anyway! It wouldn’t matter in the scheme of material existence at all. But looking at what you said here in this portion of your essay that I quote; maybe I can finally say what I think is the one thing that matters.

    “I think of that stage in life that teenagers pass through when it feels like their whole future is ahead of them, and that it is the time when dreams are beginning to take shape as they think of what they will ‘become’ in life.”

    “I think many people long for significance, they long to ‘make a name’ for themselves, and maybe at one point in my teenage years I did too….we all want to leave a legacy or to be important in some way. As life stages change and we realize more about the world and how easily and quickly things and people become forgotten with the sands of time, perhaps some of us begin to ‘let go’ gracefully of the things we once thought were important.”

    “I think that desire for immortality is deep within us all. For me, I realize now that the significance we are all really searching for is that Deep, Pure and Perfect Love and Satisfaction that can only come from The One Who formed us.”

    I think you nailed it down dashingly and so perfectly my Sister in Christ Jesus! You caused me to think of this Scripture immediately when I read this article essay of yours and it says so much about all of what I have written here; and what you finely tuned in on!

    “10but when the perfect comes, the partial passes away. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I set aside childish ways. 12Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” 1 Corinthians 13:11

    Those people you mention that say speaking about Jesus Christ and His being the Truth is all so deluded, unscientific, illogical or blinded; I can categorically and unequivocally say that I know for sure they are all of those things, and they miss the boat or point totally; they are “the blind leading the blind!” I have discovered through my own life experiences and being open to Jesus Christ my whole life that He is absolutely real and does let me know in many ways or instances; sometimes very obvious and profound ways too.

    God did not create us to be lost in the massive universe to be drifting in a material plane of existence like so many wild seeds that haphazardly float about having no greater meaning or Divine planned meaning!

    We were created in God’s image meaning we have this contemplative, creative and ethereal conceptualization of existence and our own place in it, which we can only see to a point on our own! But then He did provide us with great wisdom in His word, the Holy Scriptures to provide us a rudder to navigate in this big world with a destination in mind and heart that He has already told us about; which is to end up with Him and our Father in their heavenly eternal kingdom!

    For now because its late in the day I think I can share some much further explanation here with a couple of my previous writings that speak to this very specifically and one in particular where I was led to some concrete evidence that Jesus Christ provided through design and Divine plan to acknowledge me and my faith in Him.

    That is one that I wrote called “The Salvation Stone” will I hope confirms what you already know! And then the following essay called “Always Walking with Jesus Christ” that should be self-explanatory and again further confirmation about His presence is close at hand always; He truly wants us to seek and love Him to the best of our ability and to me this is the crux of this whole subject, of what to do with our lives and what really matters! Without Jesus Christ our lives will be empty and have no ultimate true meaning, but will only serve to be like chaff or those flickering candles in the breeze, “here today gone tomorrow!” He is our only Hope!

    God bless you and I will pray that something here is truly helpful to you!
    Amen.

    https://lawrencemorra.com/2020/02/22/a-passing-ship/

    https://lawrencemorra.com/2019/11/07/he-alone-is-the-way-the-path-and-the-life-and-none-come-to-the-father-but-by-the-son/

    Brother in Christ Jesus,
    Lawrence

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and comments. Sorry to take some time to get back to you as I have been working, etc.

      You have written beautifully about Jesus Christ and how He wants to fulfil our lives. I need to keep reminding myself to go to Him and not worry about the temporal so much. Thank you for your beautiful expression through writing in these comments.

      Thanks for sharing these really humbling and inspiring points about the universe, our place in it, and so much about life….and for these Scriptures.

      I also think, ‘What is man that you are mindful of him..?’ Psalm 8. When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

      4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

      Thank you for sharing your blog links. I will take a look at them just now.
      Keep thinking deep thoughts and praying to The One True God, Jesus Christ in Whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Colossians 2:3

      God bless.

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      1. Hello Dear Friend and Sister! I say all of this because I did feel the truth in you and your words, so I let whatever truth I have to offer out. I’m sure I could talk with you for hours if there was that chance and mainly because of what I’ve learned through very difficult and painful hardship what matters and how much is really a distraction from the ultimate Truth of knowing God though our Lord, Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ!

        I’m even much more serious about my commitment to Him than ever before but it’s always been there in me as I’ve always believed deeply. Being a happy-go-lucky eternal optimist most of my life it only became hard to stay that optimistic in recent years because of the horrors other humans can unleash upon another! But I know there is so much good and the wrong won’t prevail in the end as two wrongs never make a right!

        I felt so compelled to send out these thoughts and deep seated feelings to you only in hope that something in them will help you and keep you certain that you are on the right path and I see you as doing very well! I have to take my dog for her walk so stopping here but when I return I have more to explain!
        I’m glad you enjoyed what I sent to you!
        God’s blessings and grace to you!
        Lawrence

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      2. Thank you so much for sharing and helping me know that there are others out there. One day perhaps we will meet and talk in the new Creation. It is encouraging in these days when many of us can’t meet together in church because of the pandemic and situations in our own countries that we can still ‘meet’ fellow believers online. Yes suffering certainly does impact us, I know this in my own way, and thankfully He went before us and often uses these things to bring us to Him. I have many experiences of this. Thanks for your encouragement of the ‘right path’ – there have been challenges, so yes, you sending out your thoughts is a help and a blessing and I appreciate that. Enjoy your walk with your dog. It is 10pm here, so night time. God bless.

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      3. Again I’m feeling so attuned to all of your words and direction as I feel the power and truth in all of that; and thus you!

        This following quote was so good to see here now! “Keep thinking deep thoughts and praying to The One True God, Jesus Christ in Whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:3

        That is precisely what we both should continue to do and we will!

        First let me add here another of my favorite Scriptures, this one my Mother made sure I had this one memorized!

        “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

        This now is the entire excerpt from what you wrote which is revelatory and so much what I was just thinking as I was out with my dog on that jaunt/hike!

        “It is encouraging in these days when many of us can’t meet together in church because of the pandemic and situations in our own countries that we can still ‘meet’ fellow believers online. Yes suffering certainly does impact us, I know this in my own way, and thankfully He went before us and often uses these things to bring us to Him. I have many experiences of this.” I was thinking these same thoughts and how the world is seemingly so upside down now more than ever, and of course with all of the talk of End Time being upon us we have a huge challenge each day to just be willing and able to face the great uncertainties that the Ways of the World is projecting aggressively into our psyche and personal affairs; but then I pause when this thought wants to overwhelm me because I’m just a mere mortal man who is honestly just trapped here until my Lord Jesus saves me from it all!

        The point that matters is like what my Dad always told me growing up, Son just remember this, they can do whatever they want or can try to do to this flesh body, but my soul belongs to God Almighty and He is going to take my soul with Him up there where He is when this body dies; that is where I will be! My dad said that with absolute certainty not a modicum of doubt as I know from him and family members his faith was always so totally devout, dedicating his life to God saying to me on many occasions I only want to do his will each day when I wake!

        I have some things I want to share with you when the time comes to do that soon enough I believe! I would truly appreciate hearing about any of those hardships or difficult times you had and will take it all to heart I assure you as I want to understand as much as I possibly can, only again to see if there is any way I can offer my help or any words that will have a positive impact in your life! I do feel the interest and will to reach out that way; so I’ll just go with that inspiration that is in the heart and soul!

        I can see how busy you are with your full time job and other personal commitments, so that with also having a time zone gap of several hours we can just eventually see how opportunity presents itself at convenient moments of inspiration.

        I want to send you a couple of additional posting links of mine that you will surely love! You mentioned my dog here and how I appreciate her which you are absolutely right about that! I had five at one point but they have passed on and this girl is the last at the present time that I have, so as to allow her all my attention and comfort now that she is old.

        I also have an essay which I want to send just in case you haven’t seen the two short video presentations I included in the posting which I know will touch and move you as they have me! I won’t say much now so we can just let them be a surprise; and you can have your own firsthand impressions!

        I’ll be looking forward to you staying safe and doing well and then only when the best opportunity comes for you to respond please feel welcome to do that at any time!

        So good to hear from you; and I hope you sleep tight and rest fully.
        Have a great day tomorrow! I will see you here again!
        God bless you!
        Lawrence

        https://lawrencemorra.com/2019/03/18/a-god-sent-ray-of-hope-and-light-on-thanksgiving-for-a-dog-and-a-man/

        https://lawrencemorra.com/2019/08/14/a-special-dog-angel/

        https://lawrencemorra.com/2021/07/19/i-am-the-way-the-truth-and-the-life/

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