it’s like a box of chocolates

gift of lifeI conclude this audio series with some thoughts about the limits of life, and a brief summary statement.






It’s like a box of chocolates

If you are ever inclined to be philosophical, try an internet search for quotes that begin with the words “life is…”

Some of my favourites are:
“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” (John Lennon).
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” (Albert Einstein).
“Life’s hard. It’s even harder when you’re stupid.” (John Wayne).
“Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.” (Margaret Mitchell).
“Life … is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” (William Shakespeare, Macbeth).

…And then there’s my favourite “life is…” quote of all, attributed to Forrest Gump’s mother: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.”

It seems that almost everybody has an idea or two about life, but we all do not agree. Even if we were unified, who’s to say that we would be right? What we need is advice from the One who invented life. We can find such advice, but we have to look in the right place – the Bible.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a missionary with Advent Christian General Conference, and elder at Takanini Community Church in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a teacher, Bible translator, and avid blogger. "My hope is that everyone who reads this blog will have an opportunity to understand the gospel, and will know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior." He has written books on theology and Bible commentary. You can read more of Jeff's writing at Devotions  |  Jefferson Vann | Commands of Christ | Learning Koine Greek Together

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