There are some questions in life that should not be answered, at least not on the first occasion. Sincere people asking sincere questions, often have no idea what they are really asking, why they are asking, and are totally unprepared for the truthful answer that could follow. With my gray hairs I have discovered that it is often better to simple tell the person posing the question that “they really don’t want to know” than to try and either explain or express words that do not lead the person to the heart of the truth. The choice however is never easy.
Parents are often asked questions by their kids that they do not know how to answer. Most of the time the parent’s dilemma has little to do with the facts themselves. They know the answer. The question is how to put the answer into words and metaphors that the child will understand. This conundrum isn’t specifically linked to a particular age. Those with a wider perspective always come back to a introspective cross-road; can the audience handle the truth?
Politicians are renowned for fudging the truth. Ask any question and you will get an answer shaped by what the politician thinks you want to hear. If there are no answers that fit this criterion many resort to answering the question that was never asked. At the point where the person is cornered, then and only maybe then, will the truth begin to emerge from the place of hiding.
In these circumstances there is a high probably that “unless you people are dazzled by a miracle, you refuse to believe.” (John 4.48)
Imagine unconditional acceptance, just as you are today. Think of unlimited life without tears, pain, or fear. Revel in the thought of hope, happiness, and love forever.
These are the answers to every question you have about God. Are you sure you are ready to listen? Are you prepared to ask the really tough questions? Can you handle the truth? If so, this is your lucky day! God is ready, willing, and able.