Updated: Sep 24, 2020
What if I’m wrong to believe as I do? Oh, my darling child but what if you are right. This conversation played out in my head many many moons ago. I was a young believer in Christ trying to make sense of my place in the world. I’m older now and this is what I know for sure. Mine is a simple faith. I am not a theologian or religious scholar. My conversations are not overly peppered with scripture; mainly because my power of recall sucks and I don’t want to misrepresent the gospel. I’m not even that good, but I try to be, and I wouldn’t classify myself as deeply religious. However, I know there is a higher power than all of us that cannot be classified...I call this energy, this creator of the universe...God. I never feel alone in any trouble that I face because well...I will let 1 Corinthians 2:4-5 explain for me. My faith does not ‘rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power’. I’ve been told I believe a ‘story’. Okay...I’m not telling anyone to believe as I do, but I will let you know that that ‘story’ transformed my mind, gives my life purpose, and infuse me with an irrational hope. Find a ‘story’ that does that for you.
We are all on a journey, looking for that ‘thing’ that explains our humanity...that explains why…that explains how. My little one has an analytical brain always searching for a deep philosophical meaning to everything. He didn’t get that from me. I don’t feel the need to know the why or how about the Astros etc., although I find it all fascinating. I just need to know God and his purpose for me. Now you think I’m simple; on this topic you’re right. This was not always the case. My intellectual grappling with the gospel took me away from a simple truth. God’s mercy and grace towards me are sufficient.
What do you think about faith? I would love to hear from you.