Wondering Why


“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Now the earth was formless and empty,
darkness was over the surface of the deep,
and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”


It never fails to amaze me how the whole of the universe started. What is even more awesome is how and why we are here. The earth is one of a billion possibilities and still it exists. I am also one of a billion possibilities and here I am. This tremendous gift of a living space that the earth is and the gift of life that I am enjoying is totally unmerited. I can only respond with a deep and humble gratitude.

Imagine all the design and details that went into it. What if, in creating the universe (or the universes), God forgot to put in the salt? How bland life on earth would be. What if, in the final days of creation, he misplaced the sugar and left it elsewhere? We would never appreciate how sweet life could be. Everything we could possibly need in right here at home on planet Earth.

He has filled our world with all things good and yet we go hankering for more. He has created enough good things for everyone and yet how come a few have so much and the many others hardly any. Everything has a reason and everything has a season and how we have messed the whole thing up. One has only to look at night skies or simply appreciate nature to know that it was love that made all of this beauty, goodness and bounty to happen.


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