What is the meaning of life?
I grew up in a dysfunctional family. I had an alcoholic father who abandoned my mom, two sisters and me, and so I grew up in a single parent home in a farming community in Saskatchewan. The fall after I graduated from high school, I found myself at an all-night drive-in with some friends. Late that night, I turned to one of them and said, “There’s something missing. There has to be more to life than just getting drunk, dating girls, and going to parties.” But – what?
I thought that if I got to know my biological father, that would answer some of the questions I had about who I was and why I was here. And so, I took a trip to Calgary to spend two weeks with my dad, who was working in a casino at the time. New place. Different faces. Same lifestyle. Nothing changed.
But one week later, I was visiting a friend of mine who told me the most amazing story – that there was a God who had created this universe, who had also created me. He told me that this God loved me so much that He sent His son Jesus to die on the cross – to take the punishment for my sins that I deserved – and that if I would surrender my life to Jesus, everything would change. In a moment of time, I was adopted into God’s family and gained a new purpose in my life. I have never looked back!
Pastor Chris Jordan