Why? It is such a small word that asks a very deep question. As we go through our lives, we experience so many different things, such as pain, pleasure, happiness, sadness, joy, sorrow and so on.
At some point everyone needs to ask the question, why? Why is this happening to me? Why am I here? What is the point of all of this?
Theologians, philosophers, and common people have all asked these questions for centuries. Understanding the reason for doing something is such a key part of motivation. Parents often tell their children to do this or that because “I said so”.
The child has no understanding, they just obey because they are told and under authority. At some point, the child wants to know why. It is vitally important that children learn “why” so they can mature and become wise.
The same is true for us as a follower of Christ. We do things because God says so for a season, but at some point we need to understand why. This gives us a better understanding of His character and a deeper appreciation for his master plan for all of creation. God tells us in the scriptures his reasons for everything he does. We may not know the specific reason for a given event, but we can know the intent of his grand plan and the end goal.
Before we can understand the meaning of life, we first must be given faith in the one true God and his son Jesus Christ.
(Heb 11:6 NKJV) But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.