What is the meaning of life? That question has become the focus of philosophers, comedians, persons moving into adulthood, and even ordinary people.
Who am I? Why am I here? What can I do? Where do I belong? The answers we find are not always satisfying. So in quiet moments, we struggle. How can I deal with the guilt I feel when I consider some things in my life? At times, life seems so meaningless. I work hard, and for what? Then at the end, I face death. It is easy to understand why some people seek ways to deaden the pain.
Jesus spoke to our dilemma when he said, “I came so that they could have life—indeed so that they could have life to the fullest.” (John 10:10) He often spoke affirmations of forgiveness to people whom he encountered. “Does no one condemn you? Neither do I condemn you.” (John 8:10-11) He provided a sure sense of identity for us: “As many as welcomed him, to them he gave authority to become children of God.”(John 1:12) He showed us life with purpose and direction, as we take our place in God’s family, commit to grow in Christ likeness, and join the church’s mission in this world (helping others to connect with God through faith in Jesus). And beyond that, he gave us hope beyond death. The night before he went to the cross, he said: “I’m going to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2)
In Peotone United Methodist Church, we are seeking life enrichment as Jesus has provided it for all who will receive it. Our desire is to experience life to the max and to share that joy with others. We invite you to come and see for yourself what Jesus is doing in the lives of people who are open to him.