“Jake, I am so honored to be officiating your wedding to Sally. Fourteen years ago, when you were a young man of eighteen, you were in our wedding, a member of your father’s wedding party. Now, it is a circle of life that I stand here before you, your families, and all of our friends.”
The step-mother to Jake was beaming as she officiated his wedding. As an attorney, she was qualified to marry the happy couple. It was a circle of life. Perhaps this phrase is overused, even trite. Yet, it perfectly described the beautiful event. Life was coming full circle in a most unexpected manner. I was elated to witness this gala event.
What is the circle of life? The popular definition is life continually reinvents itself. A child takes over the leadership of a family or follows in the family business. These examples are obvious. God gives us an even greater example.
But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!”
Romans 10:14-15 (NLT)
God defines the circle of life as spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. Our existence is not only limited to this life, we are eternal souls. The question is what happens to our souls after we end this life? If we have not confessed and repented of our sins and accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we have chosen an eternity of separation from God and His endless love. The true circle of life does not end with our lives on this earth. It continues throughout eternity in the presence of God. He created us and He so loves us that He does not want any of us to perish but for all to have eternal life.
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.