When I was a schoolgirl, I remember hearing a melancholic song that contained the lyrics “Why was I born; why am I living?” At the time, I couldn’t imagine why anyone would ask himself that question.

But as the years went by, I started to realize that everyone is looking for an answer, a reason for living. I could see that many people ask themselves questions like Why was I born? or What is my purpose?

Some people sadly go through their entire lives seeking answers to these questions without ever finding them. But once we look to our Creator and His plan for humankind, we can begin to see what we’re here for and what we should do with our lives. It’s when we look beyond ourselves to the truth of God’s Word in the Bible that we begin to understand what life is all about.

When our time on this earth has ended and God calls us to our eternal home, what will matter is our love for God and for others, manifested through kind and caring words and deeds.