Jesus is the answer. I’ve often heard from others in response to that statement; “What is the question“? And my response to them is always the same. Ask it. Seriously, ask any question and Jesus is the ultimate answer to it. For example, some with the intent of proving my statement wrong riposte – “What’s your favorite color”? And please remember this is just one of many questions I’ve encountered in reply to my statement that Jesus is the answer, so inclusively speaking, I say as our taste buds change as we mature so then do our color pallets. As a child and probably for 30 years of my adult life my favorite color was blue. Now, however, I have to say I’m much more attracted and comfortable with green. “So how does that equate to Jesus being the answer to the question: What’s your favorite color ?” They ask. And I politely reply. It all has to do with the meaning of life. If God never gave us life- we would have no meaning – color, in fact, would have no meaning. Jesus, the Lord of Creation, is, of course, God- the author and finisher of all meaning and of our faith. Therefore, Jesus is the answer to the most ardently asked question of all time – What is The Meaning of Life ?– Without the answer to that question – or at least the ability to ask or ponder it- no other question matters.
How do we come to know Jesus? Many with great intentions over-spiritualize the relationship between man and God. Some were raised and firmly believe in a “Works based salvation” wherein we have to perform certain feats, rituals or even achieve in and of our own strengths “sinless perfection” to become saved. That, praise God, is not what the Word of God teaches, as we plainly read here: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:” Ephesians 2:8 The Word of God also teaches that no person could ever see God and live- Then goes even further to explain the simplicity of God’s plan – God provided a mediator- Jesus is the answer. “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;” 1 Timothy 2:5
Nowhere in His Word does God tell us if we believe in the “Finished Work of Christ at the Cross” to pay our sin debt that everything will be painlessly pristine in our lives. Nor that, contrary to popular belief, Jesus will make all bad things go away- He does, however, tell us we can have true peace unlike any superficial earthly meaning of the word and that He will make a way through the situations in life to “Work all things to the good for His children.” ” 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.” Romans 8:28
Even in the event of the physical death of one of His children, they will reap treasures in heaven because for the child of God- Life doesn’t end here in physical death. ” He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.” Revelation 2:11 – Now, you’re probably wondering how we become one of these “overcomers”. – “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, – even our faith.” 1 John 5:4 – So, our faith in what? You may ask. And once again Jesus is the Answer. “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 –
” And thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57
So as you can see Jesus truly is the answer to all questions – and – the meaning of life must truly be to be at perfect peace with oneself, our peers, and most of all our creator. And believe me, I know personally how seemingly impossible this being at perfect peace with oneself and the world is. Especially this day and age with pestilences, fathom, and disease circumventing the world, and society becoming more evil by the minute – “I -could never pull this off.” You’re probably saying, and you would be right. But, if you ask the one who already pulled it off for all who will come to Him and believe in Him you’ll learn to rest in His finished work at the cross for you and you to will then know “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7