Illustration: Abundant Life

According to news reports, the International Journal of Epidemiology just published an article that maintains bored people die sooner than people who are excited about life. Britton and Shipley of the University of London did a study of more than 7,500 people. Those who reported that they were bored were 2.5 times more likely to die of a heart problem than those who were not bored.

Of course there is a possibility that boredom is not a cause but a concurrent symptom. Still, this finding should encourage us to find some excitement in our lives.  This is not unbiblical or unscriptural. Jesus said that He came to give us life and that more abundantly. If Christianity isn't exciting, what is?