As I drove my children to school David asked me “why did God abandoned Jesus on the cross?”.
So bear with me as I attempt to answer my 7-year-old 1st grader with limited time to spare. I explained to David that “God didn’t abandon Jesus, He merely didn’t come to His rescue. Jesus was born with a purpose; to die for the sins of the world. Jesus fulfilled His purpose despite the pain on the cross and God’s silence. David, parents and a figure of authority won’t always be there to guide us. We should always do the right thing even in the absence of enforcement.
David asked “Mom what is my purpose in life?”
I replied – I don’t know David, but God knows. Ask Him in your quiet time and start paying attention to the causes you care the most about. But I can tell you what your purpose isn’t. Your purpose is not about playing Xbox and iPad. It’s not about eating ice-cream, chocolate and hot-dog. There is more to life than just playing. It’s about others, making a difference in other people’s life. That’s what Jesus did, He chose to die for us and now we have a great life. Jesus chose to die for us because He loves us.
Your purpose is not about me, myself & I. Your purpose is always connected to other people. When you find your ‘others’, you will discover your purpose.
No one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again. For this is what my Father has commanded.” John 10:18
The life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the example of a life driven by LOVE and PURPOSE.
No doubt David, Faith and Joshua have a great future ahead of them. It’s never too early to raise your children’s awareness to what really matters in life.
Have you discover your purpose?