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Rev. Peter Greiner

Sun 3 Dec

There are times when we ask questions about our origins. Where did I come from? Why am I here? Perhaps you have pondered as King David did in Psalm 8 where David thinking out loud asks the question, "What is man in relation to all of creation?" Maybe such thinking is entirely new to you. Maybe such thoughts disturb you from time to time that, if God does exist, then why am I here? What purpose does God have in store for me? Genesis 1 and 2 provide an outline as to why I am here and what God wants me to do. God has created man and woman to live in relationship with God. He created a special place in which man could live - the Garden of Eden. And one of the purposes God has for man is to work in the garden God created. Yet God also created man to enjoy the gifts of the Sabbath and marriage that God has given man. Yet sadly man abuses these gifts. Instead of taking a Sabbath and trusting God to provide our daily needs we work 24/7. God laid down certain principles for marriage, one of which is that marriage is between a man and a woman, but man thinks he knows better and opens the door for same-gender marriage. Is it any wonder that man finds it difficult to work out why we are here and where I came from when I choose to step outside the boundaries God has laid down for us? Have you worked out why you are here?