Some people seek fame and fortune, others seek sporting glory, still others academic success. All human beings seek meaning and purpose in life. But this is an elusive quest. U2 sang, "I still haven't found what I'm looking for". I would suggest that many people can identify with those words. That big "something" that is going to satisfy us and make sense of our lives always seems to be just around the corner. But when we get around the corner, all we see is another twist in the road. Some people would say that this quest for meaning and purpose is pointless. According to the atheist Richard Dawkins, "The universe that we observe has precisely the properties that we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, but blind, pitiless indifference." But is our quest for the meaning of life really a waste of time?
The problem is that we tend to seek after something when we should be seeking someone. The material things of this world cannot satisfy us because God has put eternity in our hearts. We were made to have fellowship with the great Creator of the Universe. He is infinite, eternal, full of love and truth. We do not have to go far to seek him. He is nearer to us than the rhythmic beating of our hearts. But how can we find him? Because God is seeking us. God has sent his Son, Jesus Christ to seek and save the lost. In Jesus Christ we can know the forgiveness of all our sins. He offers us a deeply satisfying relationship with Almighty God. To a world that seeks but never finds, he says, "Come to me and I will give you rest."