Questions of Faith
Jesus was no stranger to questions. He was asked questions repeatedly in his ministry and he also asked many questions himself. “Do you love me?” “What are you looking for?” “Do you believe this?” These are just a few of the over 300 questions that Jesus asked in the Gospels. If Jesus had this many questions and used them to explore faith, it seems good and natural for us to wrestle with questions as well. Nicodemus asked Jesus, “How can these things be?” as he visits him in the dark wondering if Jesus has come from God. Jesus hears Nicodemus’ questions, leans into his doubts and Jesus, and provokes him to consider the mystery of God’s reign on earth and in heaven. As we lean into the question of the existence of heaven, we consider how this mystery has affected the ways in which we work for God’s reign on earth now. Heaven is somehow not just a future hope, but a current reality. As we worship, may our questions, our prayers and praise move us closer to God.
Led by: Rev. Julie Kline