Why do we exist? The reason why is obvious; to glorify God and to bring God joy. To simply put it, God created the universe and everything in it because he wanted to; he didn’t have to, he certainly had no obligation to do so. It’s all because he wanted to; but why make everything so complex? As well as why would he take so much time? If God wanted to he could have made everything happen in a second, so why take seven days? And also why create so many unique aspects to the universe? Why take the effort?
I would say that the reason is the same, because he wanted to. Now God gave us passion, he gave us love, and he gave us desire. All so that we can pursue God and recognize as the almighty lord who reigns over the universe. To praise God as the deity who cared enough to give us life, but that is not all. God didn’t just sit there on a throne after bringing about our existence and rule over us like a corrupt monarchy. NO! God is always pursuing us and giving us the opportunity to see him working our lives. God loves us enough to get down and dirty in our lives. God loves us and has every desire to be with us.
Now many of us are familiar with Jesus, if not you need to read the bible it will tell you everything, and if you don’t want to do that as a Christian don’t be shy. A Christian should always be willing to share their faith earnestly and without criticism. God sent Jesus to die for our sins. He died on the cross to create a bridge between the gap keeping us from God. Jesus died on the cross and three days later conquered death itself so that we might believe in the one true God.
During Jesus life he gave many great teachings. All about God and how God will never give up on us his children. Each person throughout time, past, present, and future is immeasurably loved by the king of heaven; a king willing to even give us the gift of eternal life if we sincerely and full heartedly believe he exists and is there beside us. Now of course this doesn’t mean that we won’t die in this world. But it does mean that we will be granted a life after death at the side of God in paradise. And it all because God wants to be with us; through the good times and the bad god just wants to be there. And we should all want to be with God.
Now a REALLY good question is why did God want to? My guess is because God had a desire to take interest in something. We know that God is all powerful, all knowing, all loving and eternal, but in all reality what would God do with his immeasurable self if he was all that existed? The bible says in Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”. There was nothing but God before that. Now I’m going to sound really dorky for saying this but is it possible that God got lonely? Could this be the cause of our existence; our immeasurable and unfathomable God needed something to put his time into? He is eternal after all.
It’s a fair thought, anyways while this may be the case it’s not the whole reason. If it was God wouldn’t have put so much effort in making himself known to us. He wouldn’t have even kept us around I bet. The universe would have simply been like a vast marker board, he could have wiped it clean whenever he wanted. Instead I like to think that he is using a sharpie on an overhead projector to carefully create everything in a light that only he can see. A perfect light that changes based on our efforts to live our lives for him.
I guess what all of this boils down to is that God had a very human like trait called loneliness. God needed companionship and in order to fulfill that need he created the universe. If we don’t like the thought we can come up with some stupid excuse. The reality is we cannot fathom Gods intentions or his reasoning or anything about God for that matter; all we can do is guess at what makes the most sense to us with our limited mental capacity. Though I shudder to think that God created the universe wound a timer and walked away; if that were the case we would probably have no religion to begin with. Not to mention there never would have been someone like Jesus who was willing to die on the cross after living a perfect life without sin in order to save us from our own sin I just won’t accept that kind of belief. A God wouldn’t just lose interest and go off to start another project.
I am also amazed that people are stubborn enough to ignore the bible which is historically accurate and tell the greatness of God throughout the early history of the human race. Humans are true fools including myself when it come to trusting God. We love to flee and fear the unknown its humiliating. Not to mention impossible; we can’t escape God in any way shape or form. The only separation from God that is possible is going to hell, a pit of unimaginable pain, suffering, and despair. It’s good though that god willingly gives us a choice; he doesn’t force us to accept him and yet he doesn’t give up on us either. And it’s all because God wants to.