When I thought about names for this blog, I thought about calling it “More Questions Than Answers” because that is really how I feel at this stage in my life. The older I get and the more time I spend talking with people, observing the world and reading God’s Word, the more I realize how much I don’t know. In fact I am wary of anyone, especially a ministry leader, who thinks s/he has figured everything out or needs to have answers to all of life’s questions. Ministry is about struggling well with life and helping others to do the same, not about creating neat little boxes for our beliefs and relationships.
Life is messy. Bad things happen. Good things happen, too. The rain falls on the just and the unjust. The Bible says that the Christian life is full of mystery. God’s ways are not our ways. Now we see as through a glass darkly; in the future, we shall see Him face to face, and we will understand. Right now, we don’t know. We can’t know, for who can know the mind of God? Mr. Harold Camping and others, take note.
I choose to embrace the mystery. To stop trying to find answers, and instead to learn to ask good questions — of myself, of others, of God. You may find more questions than answers on this blog at times. I seek with the faith that I will find, that truth will be made clear, although the answers may not be clear during my time on this earth. I’m not saying there is no Truth, just that we are shaped more by the process of the journey than by the arrival at the answers. That’s how God designed it. Let go, and let’s take a few steps together.