“Since man is made in the image of God, then the taking of a man’s life is the destruction of the most precious and the most holy thing in the world.”-The Plain Man’s Guide to Ethics, by William Barclay.
Sadly, many people don’t realize how precious life is, which is one reason why some snuff out life without compunction at all while others just waste their lives in harmful activities.
Millions of people also feel totally worthless and desperate – that no one really cares whether they live or die. Because of wars, injustices, the ravages of draught, famine, disease, bereavement and countless other things that plague mankind, they wonder if life is worth living at all.
The wise King Solomon also observed concerning life in this world:
“All things are wearisome; no one is able to speak of it. The eye is not satisfied at seeing, neither is the ear filled from hearing….I saw all the works that were done under the sun, and, look! everything was vanity and a striving after wind.” (Ecclesiastes 1:8,14)
In view of the aforementioned situations, it is vital to ask the question
How precious is our life?
The link below will give us enlightenment that fosters our sense of self-worth, leaving us with renewed hope and zest for life.