Have you ever wondered* who hung the twinkling stars up there in the night sky? If yes, you are ready to think about the four great questions of life.
Let us look at the first question “Who Am I?” It is a question about your identity. It is when you know that you are valued, loved, and that you belong somewhere, life becomes meaningful; isn’t it? So your relationship with people; and ultimately with God answers the question “Who am I?”
Let us now go on to the second question, “Where do I come from?” It is a question about your origins. Did God create you? Or, are you here by chance? The Bible speaks about being “fearfully and wonderfully made,”* and God knowing you even before you were formed in your mother’s womb!* Isn’t that worth thinking about?
The third question, “Where am I going to?” is a question about your destination. We are all travelling somewhere; aren’t we? Life is certainly a journey from birth to death. But what if death is not a full stop? Then, like a huge meteorite hitting the earth; decisions and choices we make here will continue to impact for all of eternity.
Now the last question, “Why am I here?” is a question related to purpose. None of us wants our lives to be aimless but purposeful like an arrow shot to hit bull’s eye. Therefore a man or woman with the knowledge that he or she has been sent* here with a purpose is sharply focused on finishing the task he or she has been given to do.
So the four great questions in life are about your identity, origins, destination, and purpose.
Even while you are thinking about them, let me end by pointing you once again to the star-studded night sky. The Bible says that God calls each star by name and not one of them is missing because of his great power and mighty strength.* That is the incomparable majesty of God in action. Before him, questions in life are not answered by logic; but by wonder, then faith,* and finally trust!
*1. “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” (Psalm 8:3, 4).
*2. “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14).
*3. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you” (Jeremiah 1:5).
*4. “Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do” (John 17:3, 4).
*5. “Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing” (Isaiah 40:26).
*6. “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible” (Hebrews 11:3).
[All quotes from NIV 1984 edition].
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