“For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139.14
I find it compelling to return to the question “why are we here?” I know that we often find ourselves searching for an answer when things are challenging. Being in a mess is not often fun and “why” is a normal human reaction.
I’ve decided that we can seldom get an accurate answer until we step outside ourselves. Like it or not, God is in control. Any answer must begin with Him.
As Psalm 139 so powerfully communicates, we are here because God wants us here. The God of glory wants us to have a relationship with Him. Mind you, it is not something that He needs, but something He wants. And it doesn’t change who He is, but it blesses Him when we turn to Him. Think of the privilege granted to us that He wishes for us to know Him and arranges for it from the very beginning of our lives by giving us life.
The fact that we are here, the fact that we are living, breathing beings, this fact in itself is of enormous significance. This gift of life from God means that we have been given the privilege to know God experientially, and the potential to grow into the glorious creatures that God’s creative vision intended for us to become. It should assure us of his provision of an eternal, ever deepening relationship with him!
Think about that for awhile.