Why Did God Create You?

Date: October 2, 2023

Imagine being able to have anything you want—anything. No limits in size or amount or intricacy. You could just “speak it” and it would be in existence. That’s how it is with God. The God of the universe can create anything He desires. And He did.

The part about this that amazes me is that He created US. Knowing that the free will He gave us would result in our rejecting Him and choosing our own way, He still created the human race.  Why did He do it?

As incredible as it may be, God created us because He wants to have a relationship with us. Knowing from the very beginning that Adam and Eve, our earliest forebears, would sin and break that relationship with Himself, He still created us.

There was a tremendous cost to this plan.  God would have to pay an incredible price to redeem us from our fallen or sinful condition so that He—a holy God–could have fellowship with human beings once again. The price was the death of His Son on the cross to pay for our sins. The Bible tells us, “But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation” (Colossians 1:22).

He did all this because He wants us for Himself.

But now, this is what the Lord says–

he who created you, O Jacob,

he who formed you, O Israel:

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;

I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”

Isaiah 43:1

I am His! He wants me!  In spite of all my imperfections and limitations and “warts,” He wants me! Thank you, Lord!