Reading the Gospels helps me to know I’m not alone in my doubts. In fact, I’m in fairly good company.
The scientific method itself requires an assumption that verifiable results can be reproduced. That the machine of the physical universe, as understood through a scientific lens, will always be consistent. That there is order. But when we look at our lives, it often seems like someone threw a monkey wrench into the middle of the machine, and the result is chaos.
Like our first parents, we are experts at constructing coverings to hide our vulnerability. Setting out to deceive others, we unintentionally deceive ourselves with our homemade fig leaves. We take comfort in this deception since it helps us feel in control, but in the end, it’s only an illusion.
God’s ways do not always make sense. Maybe making sense of them shouldn’t be our top priority.
As you speak with your child about Jesus, God’s Word, and their relationship with God, there are several biblical values that should frame your approach to this ongoing conversation.
The second post in a series on Thomas from John 20. Perhaps you can identify with “Doubting” Thomas, and be met by Jesus in His kindness and grace.
The Apostle Thomas was famously known as a doubter – but who, in fact, was he? We can, perhaps, understand a little bit more about our own struggles with with belief by considering Thomas’ story. The first of several parts.