Why Are We Here?

A pastor explained how Saturday was a day to get things done around their house because of work, family and church responsibilities. Just a few weeks ago he and his youngest son Tommy who is nine years old had just finished mowing the lawn and were putting things away. The pastor thought this would be a terrific opportunity to rest and spend a few minutes with Tommy. The two of them crawled up on the family’s trampoline and gazed up into the blue sky. With a puzzled look, Tommy turned and asked “Dad…Why are we here?”

The pastor thought this would be great teaching opportunity so he explained how we are children of our Father in Heaven, how he has sent us here because he loves us and wants us to experience the things he has created for us, how he wants us to serve one another, to learn, to grow and to develop those qualities that will allow us to return to live with Him some day. The father paused and asked if that had answered his question. Tommy responded, “Not really”. 

The pastor then began to think how else he might be able to answer the question when Tommy again asked, “Dad….Why are we here?  Weren’t we supposed to pick up Mom an hour ago?”


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