Back in the early days of telephone technology, when people wanted to make a call, they could not make that connection themselves. There was a person called an operator who would connect the caller to the desired recipient. Even now, we do not connect ourselves to the people we call, we are connected by sophisticated programs which mimic the functions of those old-fashioned operators, routing each call through many switches to connect us to those we are calling.
We are all start our lives disconnected from God, who is meant to be our source of Life and we, just like placing a phone call, can not connect ourselves to God on our own. So we remain living in a way, that is not quite dead, but not quite alive, and we are always looking for something that will fill our need for Life, even if we don’t realize it.
God, being the true source of Life, wants us to be reconnected to Him and His Life so much, that He sent His Son, Jesus, to us so that He could live with us and demonstrate to us what it is to truly Live. Then Jesus allowed Himself to be put to death by those He came to help. In His death, Jesus took the consequences of our pushing God and His Life away onto Himself. Then Jesus rose from the dead, overcame the separation from God, so that we might also overcome our separation from God, through Jesus, in order to reconnect us with God and the Life that flows from Him!
Jesus offers to reconnect us to God, to reconnect us to the source of Life that we were designed for, that we are searching for, so that we can truly Live!