Why Did He Create Us at All? (Lent 9, 2018)

In the movie, Life of Pi, which we are using as our launch pad for Pi and Chi, asking and answering 40 questions, the young Pi quizzes the priest at the International Catholic Church in Munnar asking,

If God is so perfect and we’re not, why would He want to create all this? Why does He need us at all?”

The caricature Catholic priest in the movie replies with a Sunday school answer, “All you have to know is that He loves us.”

Here’s a news flash: God doesn’t need us.  He wanted us.


He wanted us to bear His Image and to bring Him glory by displaying His rule and reign throughout the world.  He still wants us to do that. Let’s consider ourselves (you, me, and all mankind) to be God’s exponential increase of love.  More people to love and more glory for Him.

Food for thought:

  • How does creating mankind accomplish the exponential increase of love?  Genesis 1:28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
  • How does our obeying this command and experiencing this blessing display God’s rule and reign?

Join me tomorrow for “Why Didn’t God Let Adam & Eve Die & Start Over?”


For Lent 2018, we’ll explore the questions of Pi and Chi (the Greek letter beginning the word Christos, which means Christ, Messiah, the Anointed One). We’ll ask and answer the question “Why?” as we discover the uniqueness of Jesus Christ.  Join me for the 40 days of Lent which began February 14, 2018 by liking Seminary Gal on Facebook or having these devotionals sent to your email box which you can do via the sign-up on my Home page.  Thank you for blessing me with this opportunity to study together the Word of God.


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