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WHY WAS I BORN? THE ANSWER FROM ENGLISH VINGLISH, THE ANSWER FROM ENGLISH BIBLE!

Duke Jeyaraj

In the 2012 movie, English Vinglish, the lead is played by Sri Devi. The Ripple Effects WordPress account has some superb details about this movie which I present to you: Sri Devi is a lively, capable woman, a cook who runs her own catering business, her specialty the ladoos, sweet golden balls of dainty delights. Shes born to make ladoos, her husbands intended

praise of her cooking skills only reflects the confining social reality in which she finds herself. If Sri Devis husband in the movie English Vinglish thought that she was born to make ladoos, what do you think you were born for? I recall a popular song in which the boy tells the girl he loves that he was born before her so that he could be present to receive her and cuddle her from the moment she (the girl he loved) came out of her mothers womb! Well, well, well! Why are we born into the planet called earth? What is the purpose of our existence? The Bible teaches that each one of us was born to have a relationship with the living God, Yahweh. God would walk in the garden of Eden where he created and placed man and woman in the cool of the day (Gen 3:8). That Scripture text gives a clear indication of Gods desire to have a living relationship with every member of the human race. David Pawson says, God had one son. He enjoyed that son God in flesh, Jesus - whom he had rich fellowship with, very much. He wanted to have more sons and daughters to the same rich fellowship with. Thats why he created the human race. Pawson comes to this conclusion after having read Hebrews 2:10 in his Bible which goes this way: For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. Paul agrees with this truth presented by the writer to the Hebrews in Romans 8:29. Sin comes between us and God and plays spoilsport in our relationship with him (see Isa. 59:2 in the Bible). The transgressions we commit drive a wedge between us and our Maker. But through faith on the finished work of the Lord Jesus done for us upon the cross of Calvary, we can once again fulfill the purposes for which God originally created us. These God-given purposes include living a holy life empowered by the Holy Spirit with the example of Jesus before us (1 Thes 4:3). These God-given purposes for humans also include a call for involvement in the task of winning souls for it is Gods will that none should perish (2 Pet 3:9). So, Gods purpose for our lives is not about ladoo-making but about lust-defying (being holy!) and living in close fellowship with him. So, Gods purpose for our lives is not all about sweet-making but about soul-winning whereby we bring other, just-like-we-once-were, lost people back to a warm fellowship with him! In summary, God created us to be his workmanshipprepared beforehandpredestined to do good works like Christ did so that we will be ultimately be conformed to the image of Christ, our perfect elder brother, the Bible records (Eph 2:10; Rom 8:29). (This is one of the articles which is to appear in The Days Of Your Youth, a bi-monthly mag which wraps Bible Truth around contemporary events Jesus style (Lk 13:1-5) published by Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission, an independent inter-church ministry to presentday youth founded by Duke Jeyaraj.)