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About the Writer:
Sandra Snider
Sandra Snider

Sandra has been a Christian for 27 years, holds a journalism degree and writes regularly for her church web site/women's ministry in Minnesota.

Sandra's writings have appeared in magazines, newspapers and books.  Although she has written much in the secular world, she now focuses exclusively on writing about the Lord Jesus Christ, His Kingdom and His truths. 

Phil. 2:10-11 contains the truth that forms the bedrock of her life and while her heart to is exalt God in all she does and share the love of Jesus to all her audiences, Sandra hopes that her writings will carry on through the legacy of her daughter. " What greater gift could I possibly leave her?"



That's Why

By Sandra Snider

Why am I doing this? What am I doing? And then you jump, and you get to the ground, and you go, Oh, that’s why. Cause its awesome! (Quote from a student in a performing-arts circus school.)When I read this statement in a newspaper article, it occurred to me that I’ve had similar thoughts. For example, I think those exact same thoughts when I practice airplane stalls at 3,000 feet. Student pilots need to understand what a stall is, why it occurs, and how to recover. As I repeat the maneuver with my instructor, I think to myself, “Why am I doing this? What am I doing?”

But then after the lesson, when I’m back on the ground, I go, “Oh that’s why. Cause its awesome!”

In my Christian life I sometimes ask myself, Why am I doing this? Why do I invest my life serving the Lord? Indeed, Matthew 6:14 even plainly tells me that narrow is the gate and difficult is the way when you follow the Lord Jesus.

When these thoughts come I have a little talk with my soul and the conversation goes like this: How blessed am I to love, know and serve Jehovah God, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? How blessed am I to love, know and serve our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ? This world holds nothing for me. Whom have I in heaven but the Lord?

Then, like the circus performer and the student pilot, when I get back to spiritual ground zero, my soul affirms the truth of Psalm 47:2, Yes, that’s why! Cause He is a great King over all the earth; the Lord Most High is awesome!





Copyright July 9, 2007 – Sandra Snider. All rights reserved.

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