A vision absent of knowledge is no more than a dream; but a vision equipped with true knowledge will become a living reality.
Life may be a struggle. Life can seem unfair. Still, life in this great land of freedom is nothing less than providential. Opportunities abound and avail themselves at the ground of our feet. If motivated by truth, the steep valleys and hills of being are no more than ordinary hurdles of a grander seed. In essence, life is a combination of simplicity and complexity woven together, indefinitely. Yet, my own personal experiences revealed this unpleasant ideological competition in life; the value of living just merely equates to the amount accumulated through our own strength and continued effort. My limited understanding and perhaps awry perspective recorded this unflattering discovery: life at its best is an unending struggle of finding self-worth in the innate human greed irrespective of race or nation.
The reality is simple. Life is a gift from above. To believe that our existence matters, a chance must be given and with the courage to feel driven. I am propelled by a good cause, and that cause is radical love. A kind of love that surpasses the understanding of man and can only be grasped through faith, granted the knowledge of comprehension by the Omnipotent.
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
The Great I Am laid down His own life for me, a common, wretched individual. A second chance has been given, a purpose to be zealous for, and a reason to live consciously. I chose to believe Him, accepted His offer, and responded to His love. It is my lifelong mission to intentionally share that love to all who enter my path.
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.”
I am one. Would you willingly and voluntarily be the other to make us two? We can create a difference; we can move mountains; we can live out love to as many languages and cultures as our feet dare to carry us to. This vision will come to pass in and through our obedience.