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PROVERBS 8:35-36
"For whoever finds me finds life, and obtains favor from the Lord; but he who sins against me wrongs
his own soul; all those who hate me love death."

Many people, especially in the field of astronomy, are eagerly seeking signs of life in outer space. A
couple of years ago, NASA scientists shook the world by announcing that they had found evidence–
embedded in a meteor that had fallen to earth– that primitive life once existed on the planet Mars.
After all the hoopla died down, these findings were called into question. Others who have studied the
data sent back by the Galileo space probe are suggesting the possibility of life on one of Jupiter's
moons. However flimsy the straw, scientists seem ready to grasp it as long as it points to the
possibility of life on other planets.
While the possibility of finding life in outer space is intriguing, we don't need to look there to find
life. Real life is found in the Lord Jesus Christ, who came to earth so we could know Him. God
promises that anyone who comes to know Jesus in a saving way finds real life– a life of quality as
well as quantity, a life that will experience the joy of being in His presence forever (Rev. 22:3-5).
Many people today are looking for life. If they aren't looking for it on other planets, they are searching
for something special on this planet. They seek it in their pleasures and search for it in unfulfilling
Quietly, but desperately, they hunt for something that will make their life worthwhile. Yet all the time
God stands ready to provide the very thing they're lacking– a life that has meaning for today as well as
eternity. All they have to do is receive Christ as their Savior.
If you are looking for life, look to the Lord. The apostle John wrote, "He who has the Son has life; he
who does not have the Son of God does not have life" (1 John 5:12). You don't have to be a scientist
to find life. You just have to know where to look.

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