Monday, July 20, 2009

Why God Made Creation

Life exists for one purpose, to give glory to its creator, God. Think about that for a moment, and see the truth of that statement. The oceans waves, if you’ve ever seen them, move to the rhythm of the earth. They explode with emotion given by the very breath of God.

A mother’s womb too is filled with joyful anticipation, lively and active at the sounds and stimulants of the soul in the world. All things come together, uniting as one with the common bond of creation, a gift given to us from God.

Birds chatter incessantly, and then fly away to their nests. Dogs have personalities, either aggressive or passive, yet always loyal to their master. They instinctively know who provides for them, just as we know takes care of us.

Sometimes we try to take care of ourselves, and give little heed to God. We neglect our duty to pay Him homage, and foolishly hinder our own goals and needs. What is our one and only goal that everything we do should lead to? Who is our only need that will be there when all else fails?

That’s right! It’s God, and the only goal we ever need to worry about is meeting Him in Heaven when we die. Every other goal we have should lead to that end, where we will give Him glory forever. No matter what we have, lose, want, or need, God supplies the grace to wake up each morning and find satisfaction each day. The Catholic Catechism rightly teaches, “The ultimate purpose of creation is that God “who is the creator of all things may at last become ‘all in all,’ thus simultaneously assuring his own glory and our beatitude.”