The Big Picture
Created for God’s Work
We are born with a desire to have a purpose in life; to want to make a difference in life in some way; to matter. This God-given desire, like everything else in life, has been marred by man’s sin. Instead of recognizing our purpose is to do God’s work for His Kingdom, we are easily led astray to pursue our purpose in the things of this world – all of which will fade away – and which too often present us with failure, frustration, and a sense of emptiness and loneliness. God’s Word reminds us that our reality is we have a purpose, prepared for us before we even existed, to be part of God’s Kingdom-building family, in Jesus. His plans for us will never fail as we pursue our purpose in Christ.
Created in God’s Image
We cannot expect to comprehend what is wrong with the world today, if we do not understand how we were created to live. We all know the world is broken; the problem is we ignore how we are supposed to have lived and work from the time of God’s Creation. If we don’t recognize we are broken creations of God’s hand, we will never find our real identity in Jesus, we will never value life, we will never find the solution to all that brings us such heartache in life. We were created VERY good, by our Almighty God; for His good purposes, in His perfect Kingdom.