Wednesday, October 5, 2016

the main reason God made us

Lewis says something startling today in A Year with C.S. Lewis.

He says that the main reason God made us is NOT for us to love Him. Lewis says that the main reason is so that God can love US. And that really sets you back on your heels when you think about it. It means that He is the lover... He is the pursuer... He is seeking US out.

And it's true. When you stop and realize how things work, we don't love Him first. We only love Him because He loved us first. In fact, even the love that we give Him is just some of the love that He already gave us. It's like a little boy who wants to buy a present for his mom, but the only money he has to buy it with is the money that she gives him. Of course she loves the gift, because she loves her son. But it's not like she's profited from the exchange.

God, the infinite font of goodness and love, created us so that He could love us. That's an amazing thing to realize.

God, thank You for Your love, which is so abundant that it blows our minds.

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