Resurrected Living
"What are you going to do with your new resurrected life? This is the heroic question." Richard Rohr

Why Did God Create?


Why did God create? That seems like an impossible question to answer, but maybe it isn’t. The same question could be posed to us. Why do we create? Why do we have children? They are expensive. We must devote a vast amount of time to caring for them. They cause us anxiety and sometimes sorrow, and there is no guarantee how they will turn out. Why do we create when the risk is high and the cost is greater?

The logical person would never take such a risk. It doesn’t add up. You will never get a return on your investment. It doesn’t make sense until you have stepped into the unknown and held that child whose future is still up in the air. On paper it looks absurd, but when you embrace your newborn things become a little clearer. Even though there are still many variables and nothing is for certain, it all starts to come together. To explain it is hard, maybe impossible. In order to understand a person must experience it for themselves, but that is risky. If we are ever going to begin to understand why one would risk creating, then we must hold a child in our arms, see them grow and discover what life is all about, and watch them taste, touch, smell, hear, and see.

Why did God create? He created because love is greater than the risk involved. Creation is risky business, but God is love and that is the wellspring of creation. There was no guarantee how humanity would turn out, just as a parent has no idea about what kind of person their child will become, but God was willing to take the risk. He was willing to create when the outcome was uncertain. Why? There is no better explanation than love. The risk is great. The cost is high, but God is love and love outweighs all the other factors and variables. Love triumphs in creation. Love triumphs at the cross, and love will triumph when Jesus returns to redeem His creation. God loved us from the beginning and His love for us will never cease.

“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet: all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” Psalm 8:3-9


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