|"Soria Moria" by Theodor Kittelsen: |
a hero glimpses the end of his quest.
"In mythology and literature, a quest, a journey towards a goal, serves as a plot device and (frequently) as a symbol. Quests appear in the folklore of every nation and also figure prominently in non-national cultures. In literature, the objects of quests require great exertion on the part of the hero, and the overcoming of many obstacles, typically including much travel. The aspect of travel also allows the storyteller to showcase exotic locations and cultures."
There are many meanings for the word "Quest" but I am looking at our quest for faith that starts from the moment of birth. It is strange that we know what the quest is and forget sometimes when we reach the age that we know right from wrong (age of consent). If we have been brought up properly and shown the ways of God when we are small, our quest is not quite so difficult. On the other hand, we may come from a culture that believes in strange customs concerning faith in many gods, or do not believe in anything at all. We have an aching in our heart to know God. "Be still, and know that I am God!" (Psalms 46:10)
Some people spend their entire lives in a quest for God, and never find the peace of God. They are looking for the god they have made in their minds. Our God does not want us to look in many places for him, he wants us to listen to the words he has placed in our hearts to get to know him. Some people go through life thinking if they do only good things for other people, they will be able to enter Heaven.
If they do not seek Jesus Christ, they will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Jesus said "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no man can come to the Father except through me." (John 14:6) Via, Veritas, Vita
So, through this time of Easter and rebirth, I pray your Quest leads to the Cross.
GOD IS GOOD, ALL THE TIME!
ALL THE TIME, GOD IS GOOD!