A. Where did I come from?
B. What is my purpose?
C. Where am I going?
A. From my Mother’s love.
B. To find somebody to love.
C. To my Father’s love.
Listen to Hawk Nelson—Live Like You’re Loved song
Commentary: What’s the reason for being born on this earth? Christians believe that they were in Heaven before they were born and that they will return upon death. Did we come from the spiritual to the physical just to return to the spiritual? All believers know that for the spirit to live the flesh must die! Wouldn’t it have been much easier to have stayed in Heaven with our Creator and Savior, than to live in jeopardy of losing our souls in this wicked world?
Do you believe that we came to this earth to be tested? Do overcoming daily temptations and doing good deeds prove that we are faithful and worthy to return? “What does it profit, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?” James 2:14. Is all that is needed, is to profess that we accept the Atonement of Jesus Christ to live in Heaven forever? “For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16.
Do you have somebody to love? Are you trying to be lovable? I know this can be difficult especially for young adults who still haven’t found somebody or have not yet become parents. But there is still time! “For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another” 1 John 3:11.
I believe we were born on this earth, to receive a human body. And, inside the body is a human heart that has the capacity to love. “The Only Begotten Son, Who is in the Bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.” 1 John 4:9. I believe that the true test of our earthly existence is whether we will choose to love. I also believe that the reason Jesus came to earth to become our Savior is to show us how to love. For when we love somebody we give of our physical selves.
Spiritual beings are incapable of expressing affection for someone, because they are unable to give of themselves. That is the point of why we had to be born of earthly parents, to receive a human heart and now all we must do is find somebody to love. “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes and you will keep My judgments and do them” Ezekiel 36:26-27.
“For just as rain and snow fall from heaven and do not return without watering the earth, making it bud and sprout, and providing seed to sow and food to eat, so My Word that proceeds from My Mouth will not return to Me void, but it will accomplish what I please, and it will prosper where I send it.” Bible, Isaiah 55:10-11