She wrote about the need to find meaning in life, especially in the second half of your life. In the article she quoted Henry David Thoreau who wrote, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”

I think in many ways Hughes and Thoreau are correct. We are searching for meaning. People desire to make a difference with their lives. They are hoping to leave a legacy, to do something that matters. But so many are floundering. They aren’t sure where to begin or what to do.

I would encourage you that there is nothing more meaningful to focus your life on than matters of eternal consequence. If you are feeling desperate to find meaning, open your Bible today. Open it to the Gospel of John. Read the amazing true, written account of God’s work in this world in real time and space.

Consider your part in God’s great story. Say to Him, “Here I am Lord, send me.” Or “Here I am Lord, show me.” He is ready to free you from your desperation. And to equip you to reach your world.


“I would encourage you that there is nothing more meaningful to focus your life on than matters of eternal consequence.”

Ephesians 2:10

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”