Nov 5, 2010


This time of the year; just before an election, it is not unusual to see yard signs. The neighborhood in which I live is filled with yards that become adverting canvases in which politicians shout for voters’ attention. But one yard in our neighborhood had a unique yard sign. It wasn’t shouting for attention or trying to sway a voter. Instead, the yard sign; prominently on the front of the lawn, simply asked two questions of those who pass by the yard. 

A simple question on each side of a silent piece of cardboard stuck in the ground. On one side it asked; “IS THERE MORE TO LIFE?”

On the other side it asked; “IF GOD DID EXIST WHAT WOULD YOU ASK?” Simple questions, yet so very profound and the answer so potentially life changing.

So how do you answer those questions; you, the reader of this blog? What would you ask God if He did exist? What great mysteries would you want Him to explain? I think that you would be surprised if He really did answer you; wouldn’t you? Maybe that is why we are afraid to ponder; let alone to ask God. A neighbor told me that she thought that that question was absurd; “God DOES exist!” she said; “Why would someone not believe that He does?”

What about the other question; “IS THERE MORE TO LIFE?” What gets you up and out of bed in the morning? Is it really your life’s goal to make “Popsicle sticks” and then die? Is this all there really is? Is your mundane; “Do-it-because-you-have-to” life really all there is? Is this really as good as it gets?

As a Christian, both answers make all the difference in the world for me. They are the reason why I get up, why I put up, why I look up. Yes; there really is more to life than meets the eye.

Personally, I believe that there really is a God out there who created this entire world in which we live. I believe that He is a personal God who longs to reveal Himself to all who seek Him; and even to those who don’t. I believe that He wants to dialog with you; for you to ask Him your tough questions. Go ahead; He can take it.

And I believe that there is an afterlife that awaits us when we die; a whole world beyond what I can see. I believe that so many people live their current life far below really living. I don’t think that necessarily is how God wants us to live. And, I believe that there is more to life beyond what we are currently seeing; the Bible calls this place, this life beyond the one that we are currently walking through; “Heaven”.

So yes, I do believe that there is more to this life than perhaps you have experienced.

I love the way that Eugene Peterson translates Philippians 3:20-21 in the Bible: 
 “But there's far more to life for us. We're citizens of high heaven! We're waiting the arrival of the Savior, the Master, Jesus Christ, who will transform our earthy bodies into glorious bodies like His own. He'll make us beautiful and whole with the same powerful skill by which He is putting everything as it should be, under and around Him.” (From “The Message”)

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(Scripture taken from The Message. Copyright � 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002. Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group.)

Our Lives by Phil Keaggy from the album “Town to Town” Sparrow Records 1981

My, how the days have gone by,
Did we sing, did we laugh, did we cry?
Again, there's a year left behind,
Did we rush, did we care to take time?

Time for old, forgotten people who look
To the younger ones to be their eyes.
To inspire and to cheer,
Hold a hand and draw near to the wise.

Can we count the lessons that we've learned,
When love's a gift how then can it be earned,
Have we finally found the meaning to our lives.

We soon recall to mind
The days we'd gladly shoulder
Each other's burdens and hold hands.
The old were once so very young
But they grew older,
The children changed with every passing glance.

Here, passing through space and time,
Did we think that we could tow our own line?
Who said there's no God to be found?
You're misled, He is all around.

Round the corner there are children
Who look to the older ones to be their guide.
To inspire and to cheer,
Hold a hand and draw near to their side.

Can we count the lessons that we've learned,
When love's a gift how then can it be earned,
Have we finally found the meaning to our lives

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