Be honest, all of us have wrestled with the question, “Why am I here?” Your ability to wonder “why” actually separates you from the rest of the created world. Lions and tigers and bears don’t ask “why,” unless they live in OZ. But humans have a persistent drive to uncover their sense of identity and purpose.
It makes sense, actually. If God created you for a reason,
He was smart enough to design you to question
It was God’s way to keep you believing there’s something more.
So, back to the question,
“Why am I here?”
What word would you use to complete this sentence: “I am here to _________.”
There is probably a list that comes to mind…
I am here to…
The point is you and I were designed in the image of a Creator to show up and engage with each other.
What if, at the risk of oversimplifying our existence, we summarize the answer to the question, “why am I here?” with this simple statement:
There’s a big idea packed into this small phrase.
It starts with the word “here,” which implies that we put a high value on being present. Then there’s the conjunction “to,” which connects the idea of showing up to do something. If I am “here to play” it simply means, “I have decided to engage with others and enjoy life the way God intended.”
2000 years ago that’s exactly what Jesus did. He showed up and engaged with humanity, so we could understand what it meant to really live. There’s never been a more important time for us to do the same. That’s why you are invited to participate with us in a unique digital experience this October.
Join us at the Exchange events as we figure out what it means and looks like to be Here to Play for this and future generations.
October 20-21, 2020
October 22-23, 2020