Friday, November 1, 2019

Not How But Why

1 November

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  (Ge 1:1; NIV)

Since the "beginning" people have been trying to prove that God did not create the heavens and the earth.  It seems that humankind has the desire to explain everything, even when it needs no explaining.  My mom used to say that I was getting too smart for my own britches.  Well, I wonder if God doesn't sit there and say the same thing about the human race.  We continuously analyze everything and at times, make "mountains out of molehills."  We are not happily accepting what God has done for us unless we figure out the "how" he did it.  I say we need to forget asking "how" he did it and focus on the "why" he did it.

Why did he make the cool summer mornings or the beautiful snowy afternoons?  Why did he make the laughter of a child so contagious or their tears so heartbreaking?  Why did he reach out to me after all I had done to him?  Why did he send his son to die for me to take my place?

All the "whys" can be summed up in one word, "LOVE."  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  (Jn 3:16; NIV)

Let's stop trying to explain "how" God does what he does and start explaining to everyone we come in contact with "why" he does what he does.

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