There are many ways to search for the meaning of one’s life and direction. There is the educational path, the experiential path, the existential path and the explore path. I took the explore path when I was young and full of exploration and full of various other things.
I remember when I felt like I was an archeologist sorting through ruins and drawings on cave walls trying to discover and interpret what it all meant, like the modern archaeologist with the basic tools to dig deeply into my discoveries. ‘Archaeologists use this
equipment to perform precise excavations: Tools found in a typical archaeological toolbox include dental picks, trowels, brushes, measuring tapes, line levels, storage bags, pens, and pencils.’ This did not mean I was intellectually capable of this deep of a dig but I was persistent, skeptical and curious enough to keep digging, troweling, measuring and brushing and looking for answers. (I’m still looking and digging)
I checked out a good number of cave drawings and hieroglyphic images looking for what God meant, what God was, where God was, and who God was and found a lot of interesting artifacts. (As if I could interrupt these images… that’s funny)
Then one day I came back out of the cave and saw a shaft of bright light shining through a large Oak Tree outside the entry to the cave and knew I had discovered the Lord. I was reminded: “God is light. In him there is no darkness at all. (1 John 1:5)
“I am the Light of the world; the one who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” Jesus