Every Life has meaning to someone

Baby 5 2014

Every life has meaning to someone.

Even if a child may only survive a few hours, days or years, their life has meaning to someone. Someone decided to allow them the chance to live and grow. Someone loved them and considered having them live, even for a short time, to be worth the effort of giving them birth and the pain of watching them die. Sure, it is a rare couple of people who have the strength, courage and willingness to go through so much misery and heartache.

 

Let’s face the whole truth shall we; everyone will die eventually.  No one ever born will live forever on this planet. Well, unless you are a believer in Jesus Christ and he comes back before you die.

 

Why do we all struggle through the years of our lives to find meaning? Indeed! What if there is no meaning for anyone’s life except what each person finds for themselves? If Darwin is correct then all life is made up of random chance. Your being alive today is an accident and your untimely death tomorrow would only be a tragedy to you. And yet someone decided to give you the chance to live. Someone decided that your life had meaning to them.

 

Even if we were born healthy in every way there is no telling if (or when) we may contract some debilitating disease. Or we may be involved in an accident that takes away something from our quality of life by removing a limb or more.  Or as in the case of some, we may be born into a family that neither knows how to care for us or perhaps they have no desire to care for us. We are then born to live or die by our own efforts.  It is a fact that some families are incapable of caring for themselves much less the children they bring into the world.

 

Ah! But it is the struggle to live that gives strength to the wings of the butterfly trying to escape from its cocoon. It is the struggle to succeed that drives us to achieve more than even we ourselves thought we were capable of. Perhaps it is even the success we achieve that gives our lives meaning.

 

  Perhaps we can even find some happiness; some sense of fulfillment, in the simple things of a life lived day by day. Opening our eyes in the morning can be considered a form of successfully combating death. Getting dressed and feeding ourselves become challenges to overcome and gages of our success. Looking at life in this way can help us cope with an otherwise hopeless existence.

 

It all starts with someone deciding to give us a chance to live; to try to achieve something worthwhile here on this planet; even if it is only for a few hours, days or years.  Only those who have a new life growing within them can determine if they will give that life a chance or if it has no meaning to them.

 

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About chaplainchucks

I am an old Marine who has become a Chaplain. I love to write stories, poetry and to perform wedding ceremonies. I live in the mountains in Southern California but work near the beach. I also enjoy camping and cooking in my Dutch Ovens. I am a philosopher, gentleman, Renaissance man and great-grandfather. USMC 1976-1980 (Tank Battalion) US Army 1980-1988 (Military Intelligence) Minister license 1995
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