Thursday, March 10, 2011

In Our Truest Form

In Our Truest Form
By: Dylan DeCrausaz

Have you ever sat and thought about existence as a whole? Existentialism is a very interesting concept. God started EVERYTHING…Heaven, our Galaxy and a billion others, humans, life itself…all for what? Really to glorify himself, as He so deserves as our creator and heavenly Father. And it all takes place in a humongous thing called the Universe. What IS the Universe? Is there anything beyond it? Or is that simply incomprehensible to anything other than a perfect being?

We’re getting ahead of ourselves slightly…What exactly is LIFE?! It’s something we don’t have to think about, or try to do. We just do it; we live. It’s the ability to experience consciousness, which we can’t do when we’re dead. Have you ever thought about before you were born? You didn’t comprehend anything, you weren’t waiting billions of years to be born, it was neither light nor dark; you simply didn’t exist. What an outrageously difficult thought to comprehend!

Now try this on for size: your whole existence as a person, the fiber and essence of who you are, is the opposite of who you’re supposed to be. Who you are now is a product of a selfish and grave mistake made long, long ago…You can’t help it, but you’re defective. You’ve been cursed with a disease ever since the moment you breathed your first breath. You’ve never experienced your full potential as God intended. You’ve been an imperfect sinner destined for death ever since you awakened from non-existence…

The cure is simple, no shot, no medication, no surgery of any kind; it’s simply a relationship with and dedication to Jesus Christ. What a thought: one day, having accepted Christ as your savior and followed him, you will see what it is like to TRULY live. Sometimes it can seem as if this is all there is to life; we focus so much on the moment and stress of life that we forget there’s such a larger picture. I’m not saying life isn’t good now, I happen to love the life I have. But imagine what life would be like if we weren’t broken as we are now! How much potential we have…

A lot of people think of a relationship with God as a burden. God is so greatly associated with mainstream religion and the oppressive legalism that comes with it. People are turned off to the idea that they have to work to earn salvation; they have to be something they’re incapable of being to earn God’s love. This could not be further from the truth. God didn’t intend for us to view Him as an obligation. He simply wants an eternal communion with us, which was His intention from the start. He isn’t far from or foreign to us, but many of us choose to see it that way. Why?

The answer is sad but oh so true: we are who we are, and who we are is foreign to God. The DNA coursing through our very veins is intertwined with sin. Our nature is to do things our way, to turn from God and pursue the broken life we live now. But try to imagine please, the unimaginable: God’s undying love for every one of us. That love is the essence of who God is, pure love. It’s a biased suggestion, I know, but wouldn’t you rather choose God? To live life in your truest form?