Recently I was watching a re-run of “Everybody Loves
Raymond”. This particular episode was about a life long
question we all ask. Ray’s young daughter Ally wanted to
know the real meaning of life. This has been a perplexing
question throughout the ages and has even been a
stumbling block for some, and in this case it was for

Ready to explain the facts of life to his young daughter, he
was caught off guard when she was looker for a deeper
meaning which was, “Why are we here? Why did God make
us?” This question no doubt deserves an answer, but
Raymond couldn’t supply his daughter with one. He had to
run out of the room feeling inadequate. How many times
have we been made to feel that way too?

Here’s where the situation got my full attention. Ray’s
reaction got a lot of laughs from the audience. I thought, do
people laugh because it’s a funny situation or is it from lack
of knowledge that they don’t know either? If this is meant to
be funny, I thought how sad it is then that the majority of
people really don’t know!

Not only was Raymond stumped by the question, but his
whole family as well. For the first time, they were all at a loss
of words. Ray’s dad response was, “It’s simple, you’re born,
you go to school, you get a job and then you die.” A little
shallow don’t you think? It doesn’t leave much to look
forward to. His mother on the other hand knew the answer
was in the Bible…somewhere, only she didn’t know exactly
where. All her religious upbringing had not prepared her for
this most important question! I would like to know why not?
What are we being taught in our churches on this subject

But Deborah, his wife responded with what I considered to
be the most intelligable answer of all. She said, “You can’t
find the answer flipping through the Bible.” Actually that’s
true. The Bible cannot be used as a reference book taken
out of context. God’s Word is not meant to be sampled like a
plate of desserts, picking and choosing only the parts that
appeal to your taste buds.

On the contrary, His Word is a double edged sword. One
side will cut to the marrow, while the other side heals.
Everyone knows that in order to heal, something must first
be broken.

If we find the question of our very existence as being the
brunt of a comedy, then we should probably stop and
examine our relationship with God on a serious level. It’s
time to reevaluate what is broken in our lives so that we can
start to heal. A true relationship with the Creator is not all
about asking questions…it’s about finding the answers!

Having a strong, secure relationship with God will then
answer this life long question.

Romans 8:28 “We know that in all things God works for the
good of those who love Him and who have been called
according to His purpose.”

This verse tells us immediately that we all have a purpose,
what is it?

Romans 12:2 “Let God transform you inwardly by a
complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to
know the will of God, what is good and is pleasing to Him
and is perfect.”

Now we know that we have a purpose and a will, but what is
that will? Remember, it’s about getting the answers, and
here it is…

2 Corinthians 3:18 “As the Spirit of the Lord works within us,
we become more and more like Him and reflect His glory
even more.”

Therefore in reading and understanding these 3 passages,
we find out that God put us here for a reason. And that is to
be in fellowship with Him. God loves all His children, no
matter how good or bad they are. He doesn’t condemn us,
but by the power of the Holy Spirit, He will convict us.

Ephesians 1:5 “His unchanging plan has always been to
adopt us into His own family by bringing us to Himself
through Jesus Christ.”

God’s plan has never changed, He is the same yesterday,
today and forever more. That’s wonderful news to know that
He is always waiting with open arms to take us in. It’s up to
us as individuals to make that choice, that’s how much He
loves us. We can understand this better if we have ever had
to let go of our own child, knowing that they may be making
the wrong choice. If you love something set it free, if it’s truly
yours it will come back. That’s the concept of God’s love for

So, to sum this all up, the answer that Raymond should’ve
given to his daugher was this, “We are here to fellowhip with
our Father in heaven.” It’s all about Him, but we tend to put
the main focus on ourselves and that’s why we are

Romans 11:36 “For everything comes from God alone.
Everything lives by His power and everything is for His glory.”

Once you know what your purpose and destination is, life
spent with the Lord is a fulfilling one, and an exciting one
and most importantly, one with a real direction. To learn
more about your purpose, get into the Word.

The best thing you can spend on your children…is your time.
The best time you can spend on yourself…is the Word.

Isaiah 44:2 “I am your Creator. You were in My care even
before you were born” says the Lord.

Vivan Gordon
An inspired writer through the power of the Holy Spirit. He has been called by the Lord to be used in the ministry of teaching. Also a prayer warrior to interceed for others in health and healing through the power of Jesus Christ and an ordained minister to perform weddings and baptisms.

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