It is week 8 of the study. We’ve entered part 2 of the book. If you’re just catching up, I’m participating in a 15 week Bible study based on Timothy Keller’s book, “The Reason For God.” As always, you can find a fabulous synopsis at Ni Hao Y’all. This week, I’m finding the comments particularly helpful too. (Maybe because I’m a little late to the party.)
Not too long ago, one of our class teachers at church said that when people are talking about faith, you have to back it up even further than “Is Jesus really God’s son?” First, they have to really believe that God exists. When he said that it didn’t really strike a chord until I started reading this chapter but it is absolutely correct. It is the foundation of faith. Maybe I ignored it because it was never really a question I had.
Keller points to several clues to God’s existence and at the end that even the “clue killer” is a clue. Let me confess that this was my hardest chapter yet. I don’t LOVE science in the same way Ray does. It took me a long time to get through this just because it’s not something I always understand. This is something that clearly trips others up though. Let me get right to Stefanie’s question for the week.
Question: Do any of these “clues” resonate with you? Do you have another clue that has led you to a deeper faith in God?
Let me first say I was blessed to be raised by parents who got me to church regularly. They talked about God and His influence. I never really questioned His existence, that He had created the earth or that His hand hadn’t absolutely touched everything. If I have to choose one of Keller’s clues, it would be “the one of beauty.” It makes me think of the song I sing with the preschool class every Sunday morning. We call it the Hippo Song and one of the lines is “fingerprints are everywhere just to show how much He cares.”
The clue that I found that Keller didn’t really mention was one of personal moments in trials, I don’t always understand why things are happening the way they are. I know that in the worst moments, if I’ve prayed I’ve eventually found comfort. That’s enough for me.
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