A second guest blog from my very talented friend, T.J. Brand.
“All men’s souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.”
Let me set the scene. Stubborn rays of sunlight finally begin to reach the forest floor. Nocturnal animals bed down, tired from the night’s activities. As if on cue, one by one, other animals begin to leave their homes. They spend their entire day searching for physical satisfaction and sustenance, until the shadows once again begin to lengthen. When this happens, the exodus begins again. Weary creatures return to their homes, and the nocturnal ones resurface, ready to start again. Very predictable. One could almost set his or her watch by these events, they are so reliable.
Remind you of anything?
It reminds me of many major cities I’ve visited, and I’m sure others follow this same pattern.
We seem to have resigned ourselves to our mundane existence, and are willing to continue the day-to-day grind of this world we live in.
But as much as some people would like us to think otherwise, we are different from the animals of the forest.
We stand apart.
Many great thinkers have tried to explain why this is the case.
Why are we here?
Why do we have people we respect and admire….why do we have heroes?
Why do we have a sense of right and wrong?
These questions and others haunt us, and yet the answer is only one word: God.
If you haven’t already, I encourage you to read the book of Ecclesiastes. In it, Solomon writes about the futility of life without God.
I’m going to sign off before I put you to sleep. But, before we part ways, I have a challenge for us. Don’t let anyone around you simply exist. Remind them of the real reason we are here. The reason why, unlike the animals of the forest, we refuse to go quietly into the night.
The reason we fight.
The reason we survive.
Because something has made us different. We know what that is, and who died on the Cross to save us. Don’t give up until the entire world does, too.
Via con Dios,