One out of two people in the world, statistics prove, will face cancer. All of us will face death. So, I’m nothing special. How we face it – life, death, cancer, or any life-threatening challenge is what makes us special. Our approach to life’s challenges is as varied as our fingerprints.
I decided to write when I faced one cancer after another. More specifically, I decided to write about spiritual matters, in hopes that it would bring me closer to Jesus Christ. I soon discovered that it was in vain. I was no closer to Christ than I had been before picking up a pen.
I wrote a book about imitating Christ. It didn’t matter. I was no more like Jesus than before. I wrote a blog, this blog. Still, I worked in vain. I began an intensive Bible study, some of the deepest, most thoroughly researched material I had ever presented to a class of mature Christians. I had become nothing more than a well-educated, struggling sinner.
I decided, like Solomon, that everything I did was in vain. Nothing matters. Not work. Not play. Not life. Not death. Nothing… Nothing we can do matters. Who He is… That’s what matters. Our relationship with God matters.
Here’s the way King Solomon said it:
The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 ESV