Tomorrow is October 12, the day we celebrate the discovery of the new world by Christopher Columbus. Some contend that the Norse Vikings or Irish missionaries or even the ten lost tribes of Israel somehow discovered America before Columbus did; but the fact is it was he who returned to Spain and spread the word.
As important as this discovery obviously was, there is another discovery that is of greater value to each of personally. It is the discovery of who and what we are spiritually. Paul said, Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith” (2 Cor 13:5). It is important for us to search the depths of our soul to see what is there.
When we explore what is in our heart, we discover what we have become, what values we embrace, and whether or not we are being true to them. Someone may tell us we are wrong, and we won’t believe it. But when we begin the voyage to discover truth for ourselves, it can become quite an enlightening experience.
Discovery learning is crucial to our Christian experience. Don’t sail the ocean of life aimlessly, Seek self discovery.
—Ken Weliever, The Preacherman