Have you ever wondered why it seems that we, human beings are the only creatures on the face of this planet that is constantly looking for LOVE?
Or why we it seems that we are uniquely able to LOVE and not other creatures?
For certain, we can never expect animals to exhibit compassion, kindness or mercy. These virtues can only be expected and seen in us, human beings.
Why is this so?
Uniquely created by God
According to some readings, our primary motivation as human beings to love is to expand the self and to increase our abilities and our effectiveness. And one of the ways we accomplish this is through our relationships with other people.
But this does not explain how we attain this potential and the ability to love.
Opposing to Darwin’s theory that human beings evolved from apes, I am more convinced that our unique existence is crafted by none other than GOD.
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
And I think there’s a good reason why his (Darwin’s) theory since 1838 has still remain as a theory till today.
Created in God’s image
Besides being Scriptural, this also seems like a more logical reason to why we, as human being have this innate desire to love and to be loved. Cos God is LOVE, and so that is precisely why we who are made in His image have that ability to reflect His love.
Secondly, Scripture explains that we are made above all other living creatures, which explains our superiority in intelligence and the ability to innovate; rising above the merely live-to-survive mode and being able to contribute to the betterment of life on earth.
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
Therefore, looking hard at human beings actually points us to the existence of a God and a special relationship that we share with Him.
So wouldn’t you agree that we, human beings are exceptionally unique with a divine heritage and calling?