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Coco Calling No.243 - The Purpose of Today

Well I guess that if you’re all reading my blog today, it means that you’ve all woken up this morning. And if you’re lucky enough to enjoy an average human life expectancy, then today will be much like the other 28,499 days of your lives. You have a good sleep; you wake up in your bed; and then assuming you enjoy good health, you plot the course of the new day ahead of you. Some humans will wake up hoping to make a lot of money or to boost their power and social status. Others will hope to climb higher up the career ladder and to grab everything that falls within their reach. And there’ll be some that view a new day as an opportunity to give out something of themselves to other folk around them.

Of course, there will be some humans waking up and asking why they have to endure another day at all. They may be looking for a reason or a purpose for their lives and asking whether anyone else would notice if they were no longer there. After all, there are approximately eight billion humans on the face of the Earth. Surely one less wouldn’t make much difference. So what am I doing here in the first place?

Well, an article in “The Guardian Newspaper” last year reported on the statistical odds of all modern-day humans being born exactly as they are. And the conclusion reached by a Dr Ali Binazir was that the odds are around one in ten to the power of 2,640,000 (or in other words, a ‘10’ followed by 2.6 million zeros). (Article by George Monbiot: ‘The Guardian Newspaper’: 18/11/2022). (Actually, I worked this out a long time ago, and the correct figure is one in ten to the power of 2,639,999 but I didn’t want to upset Dr Binazir by telling him so).

Even if you believe whole-hearted believer in miracles, you’ll still have to come to the conclusion that you really shouldn’t be here at all. Your very being defies all logic, all statistical odds, and all common sense! And yet, here you are! And your very presence points to the fact that you are the product of a divine creator. So why did He decide to make you in the first place? Well, this humble parrot believes that God loves His creation and wants us all to join Him in Heaven. But we all need some refinement first. So we have to pass along this processing plant called “Life,” to be better shaped, moulded and developed. To find some degree of harmony within our souls so that we don’t create havoc in Heaven like so many of us do here on Earth. And we achieve this by seeking God; by welcoming Him in; allowing Him to work through us; and as a result by helping to improve the world around us. This means that the way we approach each new day shapes our lasting legacy. Every single day provides us with an opportunity to give of ourselves and to do some good by undertaking some small fragment of God’s work here on Earth. And all the time we’re doing this, we are making ourselves more ready for Heaven. And when we view life in this way, every day that we wake up takes on a new meaning, a new purpose and a new value. In fact, every day of our lives is incredibly precious so long as we use it wisely!

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works…” (Ephesians 2:10a)

“…. I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last.” (John 15: 16b)

“But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish that I may gain Christ.”

(Philippians 3:7-8)



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