From The Purpose of Man (Regal, 2009), a collection of writings by A.W. Tozer edited by James L. Snyder . . . Jen got it for me for Christmas and it has captivated me.
Here’s a little excerpt worth pondering:
What was the real tragedy of that dreadful cosmic rupture forever affecting mankind? The real tragedy in the Garden of Eden was that Adam and Eve lost their purpose. They forgot who they were. They did not know where they were; they did not understand where they came from or what they were here for. They forgot the purpose of their existence. Trying their best to shake off this moral fog, they could not; for no matter what they did, it would not shake. Therefore, hand in hand, they made their way out into the world, not knowing where they were going. Humanity still wanders in this moral and spiritual wilderness.
That spiritual amnesia Adam and Eve suffered still persists today. Man has lost his way, his purpose, and is still trying fruitlessly to fill that gaping hole. But we were created for a specific purpose: to reflect God’s glory through worship and fellowship.