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 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 the deep philosophical meaning to everything. He didn’t get that from me. I don’t feel the need to know the why or the 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 is sufficient.
What do you think about faith? I would love to hear from you.