Why?

In nineteen seventy-two a popular song was hitting the air-waves by Johnny Nash. “There are more questions than answer.” It was true back then and now; answers are slow to come while the questions keep increasing at a proportion that we are not able to keep pace; it’s beyond belief. Is this why we are so distrustful of others and always cast shadows of doubt in the face of compromise? Is this the reason for wars and conflicts in the world, in our society and on the streets? It seems no one has the answer therefore we continue to ask; Why?

Read the lyrics and you might be able to relate to what was in the mind of the writer and many who was and is still seeking answer for the questions they are asking today. “Why?” “There are more questions than answers. Pictures in my mind that will not show, there are more questions than answers. And the more I find out the less I know Yeah, the more I find out the less I know. I’ve asked the question time and time again; Why is there so little of a moment Oh, what is life, how do we live What should we take and how much should we give”

There are more questions than answer. There will never be a time when this question become outdated. Is it worth asking?  With what reasoning or sense of purpose? “Why.” For many this question can be annoying or intimidating base on the intent or the inherent challenge that it possess. Once you are not intimidated there is no real threat and no alarm. We can be comfortable knowing that there will always be a reason for asking why.  When you are in certain situation it can become critical or dangerous to even ask why.

Although we often resist the suggestion; the slightest possibility of a negative connotation or argument that would question our direction, arguments or instructions, why is not a terrible question to ask! Why is used to offer a suggestion or to say that a course of action is not necessary. It is also used to express irritation or annoyance. When face with a decision that is important to change the course of time, history or an organization, it is important to stop for a moment and ask why.

We have celebrated Memorial Day and many have done so in the past. We look forward with anticipation because it is a time when we take a break from work and relax with family and friends. Have you ever stop to ask the question why? Why do we celebrate this day; what is the meaning and how did this time come about? Although this might be considered irrelevant, I am sure that there are millions of people who does not know the true meaning and reason for Memorial Day. The question is why? For what reason, purpose, or cause?

I would like to take a look at the whys for this moment and time in the history of this nation. “Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans — established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.” Wikipedia

Johnny wanted to know about the pictures in his mind that will not show. However the more he find out the less he knew. Today many are asking the reason for their existence. Why am I here? They are searching for a sense of purpose. Why look to another person for satisfaction; why seek pleasure out of things that will eventually fade away? I know the answer to all the questions on your mind! Eternity will bring to an end the reasoning and the question of why. We were created in the likeness and image of our creator however man drifted away seeking to find peace and satisfaction. The only way to meet all these needs and get a sense of hope is to return to the one who is the manufacturer. The maker has all the answers; he designed you to be the best you can be. Why? Because he loves you and is waiting to give you the answers to the why’s; so why not?