There are so many ways that I could fill in the sentence “I am…”
I am a music teacher.
I am an amateur video editor.
I am an unpublished novelist.
I am a follower of Jesus Christ.
I am a doubter, a questioner, and a seeker.
Perhaps most importantly, I am a lover of Swedish Fish.
Growing up, the importance of my faith was a constant in every area of my life — my relationships, my health, my academic pursuits, and my understanding of how the world works.
I want to ask some questions. I want to share the questions that I’m asking.
Jesus asked over 300 questions, as recorded in the New Testament. Over the course of his ministry, he was asked hundreds of questions. He only answered three. Many of the other questions he answered with a question in return.
I am choosing to follow someone who questions. If I desire to be more like Him, then it’s time for me to start asking questions. Maybe I’ll find some answers, maybe I won’t. That’s not the point. The point is to engage in dialogue with a loving and good God, whose only desire is to know us and be known.
He loves me. He loves you. He “is patient toward[s] [us], not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).
It comes down to one choice.
Will you choose love?