As I walk through life I often stop to wonder why? Why am I here? Am I here by random chance? Do I have a purpose? A mission?

I know in my heart that I exist because a loving God created me. He made me in His own image because He loves me. With all my faults and weaknesses, even knowing in advance all the ways I would fall, He loves me.

I am here on this journey of life because He gave me the gift to freely love Him in return. He could’ve easily created humans to live without straying from His love. All other creatures live according to their nature. But God gave us something more: the freedom to choose to love Him in return. That means we’re free to say “no”. . . as I too often do whenever I choose sin over love.

So my purpose is this: to live my life loving God in return for His great love for me.