I heard the wisdom shared yesterday from that sage of the human condition, Mark Twain, “The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” This verse presumes to answer that second question. Did you catch that? What is our purpose? Why are we here? “We are His creation” this He is our Father. We were made by Him who is filled with purpose, direction, and meaning. How could we not share in that? But this creation is something special, for we are created “in Christ Jesus”. This is a recreation, a reconstruction of who we are based on our salvation in Christ. For who we once were was marred irrevocably by sin and corruption. But Jesus has changed all that. Jesus has given us new life and purpose. Where once we had natural talents and abilities, now we are renewed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. But why go to all this trouble? Ah, but we were created “for good works, which God prepares ahead of time so that we should walk in them.” God did lay out a plan for you and for the gifts He would empower you with to accomplish His purposes. The path has already been made. We have but to follow. You have been created to do good. To do God’s good. Today may be the day you find out why, I hope it’s good news.
God bless you all today.