When God first created humanity, he gave them a purpose. They were to be the caretakers and rulers of His creation. After the fall, though, humanity lost what it meant to be human. Enter Jesus on the scene: fully God and fully human, but not fallen into sin. Jesus embodies what it means to be human in the way God created us to be. When following Jesus, we are following his perfect example and striving for true humanity. We live in a post-fall world with forces constantly working to keep us from our true purpose. It will take the wildest of submissions and the strongest of dependencies to come into that full and wonderful purpose that was meant to be ours from the beginning.
Questions for further thought:
1. What is your purpose in this life?
2. How does Jesus being fully human impact your view of humanity and purpose?
Challenge: Write down the major occupiers of your time, energy, and thoughts. Reflect on how these align with your purpose.
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