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Saturday, March 7, 2009
I think it is impossible or at least highly improbable that people can ever approach Jesus without seeing Him as a means to an end. As sinners, we all NEED something that is missing from our lives, whether it be a healing, a feeling, a feeding, correction, unconditional love, understanding, etc. We are needy created beings with an inherent insatiable longing for communion with our creator, however unconscious or ignorant we may be of this absolute fact. All people are seekers. Some are seeking the intangible in the bottom of a bottle, some in a career, some in a lifestyle, some in other people, some in the world of academia, some in philosophies and vain imaginations, and some never figure out that they are chasing after something that is imaginary and completely non-existent. It is like the character Prometheus from Greek mythology, experiencing endless physical punishment and perpetual psychological futility. Jesus is the only means to the end of suffering such futility as is found in sinful life and all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Sin is a sickness for which Jesus is exclusively the only prescribed cure.