How "Life Season" works
Jan. 1-Feb. 28, 2017
This is a creation day, and we are alive.
What it means
We are part of a world God created. Beauty, music, children, food, colors, everything--is designed for a purpose. We were put here to marvel at it.
How the Life Declaration brings security and significance
If life is a gift, then our role is to relax, enjoy it, and take good care of it.
The sneaky cultural assumption it exposes
Life is about self-fulfillment, personal achievement, and/or acquisition.
Truth and plausibility in the assumption
Life on earth is supposed to be good and joyful. We each have a personal significance in the grand scheme of things, a destiny that is the full blossoming of all the gifts we were born with.
God’s corrections to the assumption
We can never really “own” anything. We have arrived in a land that is entirely owned already and not for sale. We have to come to terms with the Owner. How we relate to him is more important than what we achieve. We get fulfilled through our connection with him.
The philosophical lie this declaration exposes
There is no Creator. The universe is an unexplained mix of matter and energy bouncing around according to its nature.
The insecurity and suffering the lie brings if not exposed
No ultimate meaning or significance as individuals. We each have to create our own significance, but we can never be sure our attempt will work. It’s a constant struggle beset by fear we may lose whatever significance we may have gained so far.
Response in our character if we understand the above
Thankfulness. Realizing life is a gift rather than a right, we become thankful rather than defensive or defiant.