Questions: God’s not surprised


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When I get to heaven, I have a lot of questions for God.

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Some questions are a little humorous:

What were you thinking when you made the platypus?

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Why is everything that tastes so good so bad for me?

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What was Jesus like as a little boy?

What do dogs dream about?

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When babies laugh in their sleep, are you tickling them? If not, what’s so funny to a newborn baby?

Did animals talk in the Garden of Eden?

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What kind of mood were you in when you created giraffes?

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Some questions are more serious:

Why did you make men and women so different?

a6b9Why did you let such a wonderful person die so young?

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This is my friend, Dustin. I watched him grow up. Taught him in church. He was the third Wise Man in the Christmas program when he was little along with my twin sons. He was killed two weeks ago when somehow his truck got stuck on the railroad tracks during an icy blizzard and was run over by the train. He was the sweetest, most generous, kind-hearted person. So young. Only 19.

Why did you let such a giving, generous couple die such a horrible death at the hands of a thief?

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Why must so many children starve or be abused?

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Why didn’t you stop abortion?

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How has it made you feel to see animal cruelty?

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Most of the serious questions, as you can see, are in the “why” category. And while I do know the theological answers for them, I’m still uncomfortable with the outcomes.

This world is not my home. I long for a better place.

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I take comfort in the fact that God is not surprised by my questions. He made me and expects me to ask them. He doesn’t want his children to check their brains at the door to follow Him. I believe in this age of reason, it’s more important than ever to explore questions and seek God’s Word in finding the answers. In this way, we can help other seekers find answers.

Not all questions are negative. Here’s a question in the Bible that I’m particularly fond of:

“If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)

What questions do you have for God? Share them with me so I can ask them, too!

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2 replies
  1. Tom Threadgill
    Tom Threadgill says:

    I’m like you. I know some of the theological answers, but it’s hard to grasp sometimes. Most of them centered around the suffering in the world and why He allows it.

    And the giraffe question was near the top of my list!

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  2. J'nell Ciesielski
    J'nell Ciesielski says:

    I too question the goodness/badness of dessert. It’s my favorite course. How about what purpose do hiccups serve? Did snakes and mosquitos really need to get on the ark? For the harder questions I just try to remember that God has a reason for everything. He had a reason for letting my dad die of cancer a few years ago. May not know why now, but somewhere down the line God has a purpose.

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