My wife has a wonderful statement on a card posted beside her desk. “You were made by God and for God. And until you understand that, life will never make sense.” This hardly needs any further comment. Its truth is very striking. We know the truth of this statement in everything we make ourselves. If we make a cake, or plant a flower, develop a new concept, or build a shelf, we have done it. It is ours, and it was done for the purpose we had in mind. It is to serve the function for which we made it. If this is true for us, how much more must it be true of our Lord. “It is he who made us, and we are his;…”(Psalm 100:3) Further, all Scripture declares that the Lord is good, and He made us for His good and gracious purpose. Psalm 100 concludes, “For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”(vs.5) Only this view helps us make sense of life.