Asking questions is a natural and normal part of life; it’s really the way children learn! Studies have shown that a 4-year-old can ask between 200 and 300 questions every single day. Warren Berger, author of ‘A More Beautiful Question’, says children ask an average of 40,000 questions between the ages of 2 and 5. Yet unfortunately, as we grow up, we often stop asking questions, perhaps because we feel stupid or because we think there are no answers. In Christian circles, sometimes questions are frowned up, and people feel that if they question God, they show a lack of faith.
The Bible is packed full of questions, however (people’s and God’s!), and we need never be afraid to come before God honestly (the Psalms show us a whole range of questions, bewilderment, anger and confusion, all voiced freely in the context of a personal relationship with God.) Over the next week’s we’ll be looking at a range of questions such as:
Who is God?
What is God like?
Where is God?
When will God…?
How does God work?
These questions are often called ‘life’s big questions’ and we need to explore them so that we are equipped to deal with other people’s questions such as:
What’s the meaning of life?
Does God exist?
Why am I here? What is the purpose of life?
What is truth?
What happens after death?
Why does God allow suffering?
Why do bad things happen to good people?
If you have questions you’d like us to tackle, please let us know!