I can not say it any better than Jon Foreman. This is an unusual TED “Talk” because it is not all talk. Jon Foreman provides some inspiring insight into life and the unique creation that each of us is in the sight of God, made to reflect God in our own unique ways, to appreciate and express some aspect of God’s nature in the unique way that only we, individually, can do.
The end is our fate, but the end is only a new beginning. This is not all there is.
“Terminal” is the beginning and the end of a new project by Jon Foreman, one of my favorite musical artists. (See “The Wonderlands”, (http://www.jonforeman.com) and the video posted online by Relevant Magazine produced at the Guitar Center.)
Jon Foreman, like Bono, repeats the theme in his music that these lives that we live are short compared to the expanse of time. We “die a little every day”. Our lives are terminal.
We all think about it from time to time, though most of us would rather not dwell on it. Yet, there it is: in the back of our minds, nagging. It never quite goes away. Though we try to drown out the beating drum of time marching on, the incessant cadence continues on, always under the surface of our consciousness.
Like many ancients, Jon Foreman does not shrink back from the reality. Unlike most, he embraces it. Continue reading “Living with the End in Mind”