In the beginning …God. This is a profound statement which separates Christianity from much of the other worldviews. The Christian worldview not only puts the God of love at the center of life…but our God, who is love, precedes the creation of life. (Most other worldviews put the creation of life first and then love somehow follows or evolves.) Christianity makes love our highest calling and answers the four basic questions of life…
1. Origin – Love is our beginning. It is where we come from.
2. Morality – Love is the measuring rod for determining right and wrong, good and evil.
3. Meaning – Love gives value to our lives and is the purpose for which we were created.
4. Destiny – Love is our goal. We are to be reconciled with our heavenly Father in an eternal relationship of love.
The bible states that before the creation of the heavens and the earth, there was a Holy Trinity…a family in the unity and harmony of a loving relationship.
This first cause of life, this God of love represented as Father, Son and Holy Spirit making man in their own image, clearly corresponds to the reality we find ourselves in. Human existence and survival is centered around and dependent upon family in relationship, learning to love each other in the same way the “first family” does.
This is our model for a healthy fulfilled life. Every man, woman and child have an overwhelming desire to love and to be loved. This is why the Christian worldview corresponds to life more coherently than any other. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. As the God of love He was stating that…
“Love is the way, Love is the truth, and Love is life”. It can’t be any simpler than that. And the one to go to, to experience this LOVE, is the one who defined the real God kind of love by dying for us on a cross… …JESUS.