“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for
and certain of what we do not see.”

Hebrews 11:1, NIV

Young children have written the following questions for God: “Dear God, I went to this wedding and they kissed right in church. Is that okay?” -Neil. “Dear God, I bet it is very hard for you to love all the people in the world. There are only four people in our family and I can never do it.” -Nan.

Do you ever have questions for God. My guess is that you have. Maybe you wonder whether the Bible is true. Or you question why God lets people suffer. Maybe you have questions about how God created the world or how He will end it.

We all have questions for God. And the last thing that thinking people want is a naive faith. I remember hearing about a Bible school teacher asking her fourth grade class “What is faith?” A little boy answered, “I know, it is believing something you know is not true.”

Now that is not Biblical faith. Faith is not a belief in the irrational; it is a belief in the invisible. Paul said “We live by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthi-ans 5:7) He did not say we live by faith, not by reason. The opposite of faith is sight, not reason. We are never asked to take an irrational leap of faith in the dark. Faith is very reasonable and it is based on credible evidence but it is still a belief in the invisible. We cannot see it. We cannot see air (unless we visit Los Angeles) but we know it is there.

Faith examines the evidence and then it responds intelligently. Even though faith is very rational, you are never going to have one-hundred percent proof. Do you still have questions for God? That is good. I mean, let us face it – if we had the answer to every single question, there would be no room for faith.

QUESTION: What questions do you have for God? Have you examined the evidence?