In the many church sermons I have heard spoken over the years the pronouncement of why man was created has never been taught. When I have asked this question the answers received were usually implying some variation of “that is God’s business, not ours”. In other words, all that the religious authorities in my life knew was that humans were created and fell from grace thereby causing all humankind thereinafter to be a product of sin with a decree of eternal damnation.
But why? I have often contemplated the reason for my existence over the years. Why was man created? Why did God even want to create us? And why would he create us with the expectation that we should not sin when it seems to be our inherent nature?
Left to come up with my own understanding, I reasoned that we were created as replacements for fallen angels, and as such we had to be more worthy than they, and to some effect we had to prove this worthiness through an earth existence fraught with tribulations and temptations. Lame, yes, but when there are no answers to questions the mind will serve up something that will satisfy, if only temporarily.
The question of why man was created has often been raised in my thoughts over the years with no relevant answer. Then, a question came to me during meditative thought. Why do you create something?
Most create as an expression of one’s self. It is a desire to put forth something that has meaning to us and to give it validation. It is an inner desire for a vision, a passion, or meaningful expression to exist. I was pleased as I thought upon this notion. It made sense to me. It could be that God created us because of a desire to express and manifest himself, much in the same way that we create from the passions and desires in our inner being.
Then, another question presented in my thoughts. Why do you create a child? Like most, I wanted to create a child, a part of me, and an extension of me, to love and to love me in return.
With meditation and prayers come answers, in time. I am satisfied with this as an answer as to why we exist. We exist because God wanted to create us as a part of him, an extension of him, to love and to love him in return.
My answer is quite simply, love.
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