Why Jesus came…
Did He come so that we can have a comfortable home, all our needs provided for, so we could be happy and live productive lives?
God blesses us with so much, in so many ways, but those things are not why Jesus came. In fact, most of the time He gives us not just our needs, but our wants as well. Those things only show us a tiny taste of His goodness, that He is listening to our prayers and requests.
We want to think that we are called to some greatness, to do big things, to make a difference. But what if… that is not why we are here? …if there’s only one great thing that we are called to?
What if God is not calling us to do great things?
What if the only reason that we are here is to know and love Him?
Our eyes are so focused on what’s on this Earth, our hearts are stuck on what’s around us. What if those things aren’t so important to God?
What if He’s not as concerned about our comfort as He is about us knowing Him more? What if everything in this earth it’s only meant to draw us close to Him, to know Him? What if every circumstance that we face is only meant to teach us to lean on Him, to trust in Him, to know Him better? What if God isn’t so concerned about our grades, work, what we own, our savings account, but how much we trust him?
And even so,
He still provides those things we want and think we need,
He helps us to show us who he is because he wants us to know he’s faithful.
What if meaning in life has nothing to do with us feeling good or doing good but to know Him and everything else would just stem from that? Because knowing Him will transform everything else!
What if the only greatness that we are called to is the greatness of knowing Him?