Where did you come from? What's worth living for? How you answer questions about life have a tremendous influence on the decisions you make every day.
One of the fun things about vacationing in Charleston, SC is driving across the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge. This bridge, crossing the Cooper River between Charleston and Mt. Pleasant, is the longest cable stay bridge in the Western Hemisphere. It is a beautiful bridge and the views are incredible.
When I drive across the bridge, I watch the cars around me. I try to catch a peek of the Cooper River running into the Atlantic Ocean. However, I never think about the workers who built the bridge, the architects who designed it, or the engineers who drew the plans. I don’t think about the soundness of the river bottom that holds the bridge above the water.
Wow…those are some big assumptions.
It’s funny how the things we never really think about are the things that hold our lives out of disaster. Things such as, where did we come from? Are we the results of millions of years of cosmic accidents? Is there no rhyme or reason to our existence? Or, are we divinely created in the image of God?
How you answer those question has a tremendous consequence on the decisions you make every day about how you choose to live.
How do we know truth? What’s worth living for? What happens to us after we die? Anything? Nothing? Again, how you answer these questions determines how you live.