Up to this point in The Story, we’ve been forced to wrestle with some pretty difficult issues in relation to God and his working in and around his people. Expulsion, destruction, child sacrifices, genocide, murder, war, disease, famine, etc. have all been included up to date in The Story. I don’t want to pretend that these issues aren’t there. They are and they have caused me to pause more than once…and will continue to do so. Before moving forward in the journey, I’d like to get some information from you.
Remember back in The Story when we followed a man named Jacob. Remember when God changed his name to Israel after he spent a night wrestling with God. Wrestling with God is not a bad thing, in fact it’s something we should do. Some of us may believe that doubt is the antithesis of faith, but that is not the case. The two go together. Our wrestling produces a faith within us, so don’t be afraid to question. Our church is a safe place for wrestlers on this journey. If you think I’m lying, hop over to my blog and read some of the things I’ve questioned. That said, what are you thinking right now in The Story?
Are you finding it hard to read these stories with your kids? Are you finding it hard to believe that a loving God would do some of the things we are reading about? Do you find yourself confused a little…or a lot? Before I move to Chapter Six, I am going to post a response to some of the questions you may have, so here is where I need your help.
SEND ME AN EMAIL WITH ANY QUESTIONS/CONCERNS THAT YOU HAVE RELATED TO YOUR READING OF THE STORY. Click Here to send the email.
I realize that posting a question in this format may be a little intimidating, so please email me your questions and I’ll do my best to offer up a thought out response here in my next post. I am a wrestler, too, though, so know that now. I ask a lot more questions than I have answers. I hope that doesn’t bother you. We are on this journey together.