Much of today’s society is riddled with the fascination with nihilistic views of life. Just look at some of the media out there. A lot of comedy nowadays revolves around the carelessness and apathy toward life itself. Shows, movies, and other videos are obsessed with violence; most of us don’t even bat an eye at the sight of someone dying in a movie anymore. This social mindset of existential nihilism that disregards the value of life has given birth to many troubling psychological and societal phenomena.
There’s no mistake. We are not the result of chance and probability. Since before the foundation of the world, we occupied the heart and mind of our Father (Eph. 1:4). We were “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Ps. 139:14), and God continues his steadfast love even to this day—nothing can separate us from it (Rom. 8:38-39). The entire Bible, spanning over millennia and uncountable number of sacrifices and faithful people of God, is the story of how it all unfolded. And the intended recipient of this revelation of the wisdom and power of God has always been us…his children. How, then, can the life of those very children be an afterthought or a roll of a cosmic dice?
The world may joke about life, but their apathy and disregard for human life and its experience—good or bad—are only a parody of the void that perpetuates deep inside their hearts. Nothing can fill it except God. He has put eternity in our hearts (Ecc. 3:11) so that we would seek Him out. Let us view ourselves and others as precious souls whom God loves and draw ever nearer to Him.