I personally have questioned my purpose -- what am I here? I think of all the the things I do daily and know they are part of why I'm here, but in of themselves they aren't the reason I'm here.
The meaning of life comes down to a song lyric -- to love and be loved.
Jesus said it like this:
"'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets." Matthew 22:37-40
Loving God and others with all we do and say and think gets to be pretty difficult when ourselves get in the way. The only way to truly love and be loved is to get past ourselves and love.
That's the great thing about spending time in the Bible. God's word will help us get outside ourselves; help us lay ourselves aside so we can get on with really living. Throughout scripture we are told to look up to God; to love Him; to praise Him; to honor Him; to respect Him. This isn't because God is on some ego trip. This is because He knows if we are looking to Him we can see others and ourselves rightly and we won't get caught up in screwed up perspectives. We can see the bigger picture and just love.
Early this morning after changing Hawk and the bed pad, I covered him up with his blankets, turned on his heating mattress pad and laid down beside him for a few minutes. I held his left hand and spent time in quiet with him. He smiled. I entered his own little space, his bed with rails; his corner of the house.
Often, love is like this -- just a few minutes giving someone your attention. Letting that person know he is loved; he is worth your time; he is more important than any agenda you might have.
We can do with this with Jesus too. Just sit with Him. Listen. Tell Him you love Him. And see what happens.