Why We’re Here on this Spinning Earth

We are not only made for a purpose. We are made for a Person who loves us. “We exist for God.” (1 Cor. 8:6a)

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Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.
1 Corinthians 8:6, NASB

As the excitement of a new year begins to slip into the ordinary we can find ourselves asking, seeking, “Why am I really here?” Is there more than the Monday morning commute, the Saturday sleep-in, the working and the going and the doing? It can feel big, this life, and we struggle to find our place in it. It can feel small, this life, and we wonder if we matter.

I’ve been thinking perhaps the question we’ve chosen isn’t the one that will give us the answers we really long for most. Let’s dare to ask not “Why am I here?” but “Who am I here for?” The first inquiry seems to hang in the air unanswered but the response to the latter is at the tips of our fingers on holy pages: “We exist for God” (1 Cor. 8:6a).

We try to find a purpose for our being. But the reality is we are not only made for a purpose; we are made for a Person. We are made for the Star-Scatterer, the Water-Walker, the Man-Sculptor who brought us forth from dust. We are made for the One who still holds all the world in His hands.

And “We exist through Jesus” (1 Cor 8:6b), the One who made it possible for us to make our way home to this grand God, who laid down His life that we might find ours. We live by the Spirit too, the greatest mystery. But I know this much: it means our everyday life doesn’t depend on you and me. We are empowered, equipped, strengthened and comforted. We are never, ever alone.

What does this mean in the middle of our plain, ordinary days? It means that the kitchen floor can be holy ground when we are serving there in love. It means the corporate ladder is a myth and there is power in lower and less, dwelling in humility. It means that we never have to fear that our lives have no meaning. Because they do. They mean much to our Maker.

Wherever you are today, whatever your routine might be, whether or not you feel noticed, this is the message of God: “You are loved. You are mine. You matter.”

This is the truth I’m taking with me into the New Year: Whatever 2017 may bring, there is One who has brought me into this world for Himself. There is no greater calling. There is no more glamorous career. There is no higher glory.

We are His. He is ours. This is enough reason to exist for a lifetime…and eternity.



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