CS Lewis, academic, author, theologian and in his own words “the most reluctant convert [to Christianity] in all England once wrote, “Aim at heaven and you get earth ‘thrown in’, aim at earth and you will get neither”. What did he mean?
Well think of it like this: imagine that essential parts of your computer’s operating system are stored only in the cloud. You can ignore what’s in the cloud and your computer will still work and you’ll be able to get by. But it will never fulfill its true potential and never function as it was originally designed to do. But hook up to what’s in the cloud and the computer will work perfectly.
In the same way we can live this life ignoring the relationship with our creator that we were designed to have, and we will get by; but it will never be the life of ‘fullness’ that Jesus promised.
But here’s the thing: it’s only after you’ve accessed the cloud that you realise how much you were missing out on before. After years of wrestling with the thought that this might be the case Lewis, at the age of 33, finally surrendered to Christ. It was a decision he never regretted.