This is often the phrase that usually comes before or after someone complaining about a situation in there life. “Why did this happen to me?” or “What did I do to deserve this?” are common questions that many ask about a variety of unpleasant things in this life. However, tonight I find myself asking “Why me?”….
WHY: did God find me worthy enough to bless me with a wife who truly is my better half? She is such an amazing mother to our children, I often look at her and wonder, why did I get so lucky?
WHY: did God bless me with two beautiful children? Every time I hold one of them, I see the purest handiwork of our heavenly Father. God entrusted them to… Me?
WHY: does God allow me to serve the church as a preacher? Some may argue on this point and try to claim their “worthy-ness” but, in truth, I have done nothing to “deserve” this great honor. It is truly a blessing and a privilege. Every time I step behind the pulpit, I am excited, and ashamed. Excited for the opportunity.. Ashamed because I do not feel as though I am even worthy to be called “a preacher”
Why: did Jesus die for me? As I think about this question, tears come to my eyes. I am not worthy. I am not even close to worthy. I’m not even as close as a person can get to being worthy. I’m not even close to being close. Often times I look within myself, my sin, my shortcomings, my failures, my faults.. And I must ask this question, Why? Why did the only Son, the perfect Son of God, suffer, bleed, and die for me?
God has blessed me with so much. It makes me question, “Why Me?” this is in no way a “complaint” about my life, rather a question of confusion. How can God use me? Why has God used me? Why did Jesus die for me, an unworthy sinner?
“..because He loves me so.”
John 3:16- For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.”