Out of the mouth of babes

Not too long ago my four-year-old child (with absolutely no prodding whatsoever) was watching cartoons when she asked, “Dad, why are we alive?”

I responded in a testing sort of way by saying, “Because we’re not dead.”

Well, to that semi-sarcastic answer she replied, with a serious tone, “No, why are we alive?” And from there the conversation continued for a minute or two.

After our conversation was over I thought about how amazing her question was. My four-year-old wanted to know what the purpose of life is. At the age of four she asked the same question that humanity has been asking for millennia. She asked the question that reveals the difference between us and the rest of this earthly creation (Genesis 1:26-27).

You see, it’s not so much, “I think therefore I am” as it is, “We think because of the great I AM.”

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all. For God will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 NKJV)

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