Have you watched the OA on Netflix? It is a disturbing and engaging sci-fi program about dimensions and death and a bit of a warped spirituality. I’m not going to tell you about it. You may watch it or read about it online but one thing stood out to me in this growing secular society. People need spiritual engagement and they are looking everywhere except where they should. Gone are most of the historic and traditional ways to connect with the divine. It is a new age and science is the new way to connect with other dimensions, travel time, and live forever. The good thing is that people want to live forever and that is what God offers. In fact the Bible says:
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Eccl. 3:11
Humans long to understand eternity. It is the search and the engagement that we need. Jesus even said, “Seek and you will find.” The fear might be what we find. However, the right question is this – “Who will we find?”
Eternity is found in relationships. Jesus even said that when he offered the greatest commandment, which essentially was “Love God and Love People.” Love is the essence of the journey. When the Wise Men journeyed to Bethlehem they were looking for an answer to the Star. That answer was a person who embodied love.
Listen to your heart. Listen for the voice inside of you that tells you it is all about love. Love does not exist without a relationship – so love – live it. Listen to that still small voice that tells you the truth of eternity found once long ago in Bethlehem but that now lives wherever you are and wherever you go.