Posts in on death and loss
Why Does God Have Us Do Earth, Anyway?

“Why did God even create man?” my daughter asked me yesterday. It reminded me of a similar question her older sister posed several years ago when a 19-year-old friend died in a car accident: “Why do we have to do this earth thing anyways, Mama?” She wasn’t wrestling with why it happened. Rather, she reasoned, if God knows who is going to heaven anyway (see Ephesians 1:4-6), why even make us come to earth where there is pain, suffering, and death?

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