It seems to me like “experience life” or “experiencing more of life” or “I want to experience life” are the phrases of the day lately. The commercials are full of references to it, and just about every person has said it, so I figured I’d better write about it! Anything from a beer to a feminine hygiene product all promise a better, fuller life experience! Well, I don’t know about the later, but I’ve tried the beer thing and it doesn’t work! I’ve even heard Christian youth tell their parents that they wanted to “move out and experience life for themselves.” In all fairness, I guess I wanted to do the same thing once upon a time. Of course, I discovered some hindrances to a fuller life, like hangovers, bankruptcy, pregnant girlfriends, DUI arrests, jail…. and I guess a few bar fights, too. When will we ever learn? The ONLY way to experience life is to tap into the Author of Life! I chased a “fuller life” my way for about 25 years… once I finally gave up, I found a life so full I can hardly contain the joy!
“Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” Matthew 10:39