When Thanksgiving Day comes around, many of us stuff ourselves on Thanksgiving Day vittles, and that opportunity is certainly something to be thankful for. Before we begin stuffing ourselves, some of us even take the time to thank God for His providential generosity — for all the people we love and all the things He has given us. Few of us, however, stop to thank God for being our God. When we become too involved in this world, we can become forgetful of the One who made us.
Why do we exist? Why did God create us?
- There are various verses one could cite (Why God Created Man (openbible.info)).
- Some say God made us to fulfill His plan (Why Did God Create Us?(christianitytoday.com)).
- Others say God created us for His pleasure (Why did God create us? Why are we here? (gotquestions.org))
- My favorite is that God created us for His glory (Why Did God Create the World? (desiringgod.org)).
How do we glorify God? What is it that He wants us to do? That is, after all, all we can do for God, choose to obey Him. Yet that the oddest and most amazing thing, a blessing of outrageous proportions. Here is what the Apostle John said about it.
The Outworking of Love
If we make it so, being a Christian, a follower of Christ Jesus, can seem insurmountably difficult. But it does not have to be. When we our neighbors, love one another, we have received the greatest of gifts.