Many of us assume that we were born to do something great, perhaps something that would change the world and make it a better place. . . Instead, we wake up each morning, eat our Ezekiel toast and sip our green tea that tastes like lawn clippings, and go on with our day. We go to bed at night, with or without Ambian, wake up, and start all over again. Few of us would exult over this routine and crow, “I was born for this!”
But we need to take a minute and ask the question, “Why was I born?” in light of Scripture. Does it answer that weighty question? The answer is yes. In fact, it answers the question with profound simplicity.
Refresh your memory with Ephesians 1:4, which states, “Long ago, even before he made the world, God loved us.” This amazing scripture says He loved us before He flung the stars into place or created the coastline of Laguna Beach, California. We got top love-billing before absolutely every other created thing. He loved us even before He created us. Does that not blow your mind?
We find the same theme in Ephesians 1:11, which states, “He chose us from the beginning, and all things happen just as he decided long ago.” What was it He chose? He chose to create us so that He might love us. He chose us to be the recipient of His never-ending, unfathomable love.
So then, why were we born? We were born to be loved by God! Plain and simple!
Some of you may be muttering a bit. I can hear you saying, “How can you reduce that huge question about why we were born to such a simplistic ‘God created us so he could love us’
I didn’t reduce it; God did.
Excerpted from Love Me, Never Leave Me © 2008 by Marilyn Meberg. Published in Nashville, Tennessee, by Thomas Nelson. Used with permission. All rights reserved.