Why We’re Here

Today’s devotional, reposted from Holley Gerth’s blog, points us to a purpose and reason for being that transcends our human ideas of worth and value. It both humbles and lifts us up to realize the truth of the simple assertion put forth in this article.


“Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.
1 Corinthians 8:6, NASB

As the excitement of a new year begins to slip into the ordinary we can find ourselves asking, seeking, “Why am I really here?” Is there more than the Monday morning commute, the Saturday sleep-in, the working and the going and the doing? It can feel big, this life, and we struggle to find our place in it. It can feel small, this life, and we wonder if we matter.

I’ve been thinking perhaps the question we’ve chosen isn’t the one that will give us the answers we really long for most. Let’s dare to ask not “Why am I here?” but “Who am I here for?” The first inquiry seems to hang in the air unanswered but the response to the latter is at read more

(c) 2017 Holley Gerth http://holleygerth.com/


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