Back in 1983, I heard a man named Bobby Bridger sing a song which finally answered for me the question: “Why did God create me?” The song is titled “Arrows of Light,” and it goes:
There’s a power we all know. It pulls the string and bends the bow. It hurls us spinning into empty space to find a place where we all belong. And there’s a mystery in us all, and we must answer when it calls. But there is so much more we all could be if only we would try.
There’s a journey we all share; we’re tied together everywhere, because we share a unique purpose here to strike the fear that we’re all alone. We’re all arrows of light, shot from bows shining so bright. Were we aimed, or do we find our own course?
Yes, we’re all arrows of light, shot from bows shining so bright. Is the target the heart of the source? Is the target the heart of the source?
When the Apollo space missions were launched, most people would have said their target was the moon. And most people would have been wrong. It was the earth. The astronauts’ mission was to go to the moon, for sure. But their ultimate destination was to return home to the earth.
Thus it is with the human race. Every person born is first conceived in heart of God. And He sends us here with the desire that we’ll all make it back home to Him.
The Apollo astronauts hit a point behind the far side of the moon where they were no longer in contact with the earth. They had a choice. Trust the program and instructions provided by NASA, or take over and fly the capsule on their own impulses. They trusted, and everyone who went out made it back home alive.
The song asks the question: “Were we aimed, or do we find our own course?” Our great God has made us with spiritually “programmable” hearts, souls, minds and spirits. And He left us an instruction Book to follow during our journeys here. The question to ask ourselves is: “Should we trust our Creator’s guidance more than our own wisdom?” Proverbs 3:5-10 gives the answer.