There is a question for you! How many times have you asked that one? How many times have you been asked that one? How many times has an answer escaped the moment?
For many reasons and in many ways we can ask this simple question that leads to simple or complicated answers. I can scarce imagine a human language that would not include an equivalent word to the English word “why.”
Children are masters at using the word. A close second would probably be Christians. At times we ask with honest hearts of intrigue. At times we ask with hidden motives. At times we ask in rebellion. At times we ask because we do not know the answer; and at times we ask even when we do not want to know the answer! What a conundrum!
When was the last time you asked why? Why did you ask? I often have questions that go around and around in my mind like the earth around the Sun. I often find no answer –which sometimes leads to me ask…why?
I see the faith of some that grows cold and I ask, “Why?” I see the faith of some that grows bold and I ask, “Why?”
There can be a difference in asking why and in having doubt. Sometimes asking why is the fruit of doubt! Sometimes we need to lay the axe to the roots.
When the questions of life leave us with no answer, maybe we are asking the wrong questions. Maybe we are asking the wrong person. Maybe the answer is already staring us in the face but we do not like the answer. So we ask another question until we get an answer we like! Why is that???
Why ask why? Why not? What do you say? Or better yet, why do you ask? EA
“And he was very sad in spirit, and said, Why is this generation looking for a sign?…” (Mark 8:12)