Next question: “Why did God want humans?”
When I look around at the violence, selfishness and hateful words, I too sometimes wonder. Yet God does want and loves humans. Humans are the best and smartest of all creation. In their minds they have the ability to know about God, and better, they can know God. In their hearts they can choose to love God and others.
I well know that things have gone wrong, but God still wants humans to live as His friends. He loves all, and He wants to love and enjoy each individual. God still speaks to those who take the time to listen.
The Bible record indicates that God made humans to enjoy friendship with Himself. All the rest of creation was intended to support that purpose.
Perhaps someone reading this article has never enjoyed nearness to God. Perhaps your sins are still a barrier to reaching God. Perhaps you are living in the dark.
‘There’s a way back to God
from the dark paths of sin
There’s a door that is open
and all may go in
At Calvary’s cross is where you begin
When you come as a sinner to Jesus’
The Lord Jesus continues to say:
“Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice, and opens the door, I will come in…..” Revelation 3.20
At the heart’s door the Saviour’s knocking
At the heart’s door fast barred by sin
Can’t you hear him
Draw the bolt and let Him in