We have learned quite a lot about the universe by asking 'why' questions.
- why do the sun, the moon and the stars move across the sky in predictable ways?
- why do things fall at a constantly increasing speed when we drop them?
- why does wood float?
- why can't I walk on water?
The answers to these kinds of questions form the stuff of basic science classes in education systems all round the world. And there are writers who suggest that we have asked, and found answers to, almost all of these kinds of questions that are to be asked - 'the end of science' - we know it all. What remains is application and technology.
But we have some 'why' questions for which rationale and logic give us no good ansewers.
- why did a good God put us on a planet where tsunamis happen?
Many would precede this with the qualification:
- if there IS a good God, why did he .... and then use this as a 'proof' - there is no God, OR there is a god but he is not good - we are in the hands of demons.
But God did not intend us to have all the answers to all the 'why' questions. Our relationship with Him begins when we stop asking the 'why' questions and say:
"Today I choose to follow You,
Today I choose to give my 'yes' to You,
Today I choose to live my life for You,
We stop 'why' and we choose to believe and accept - God is.
"Today I choose to hear your voice and live." *
We take the step of faith beyond the system of rationale and logic which needs all answers. We choose to hear on a different level. We hear God and He says in a whisper deep inside us "Hello, A., you're ok, I like you." - a whisper that resounds across the universe as He smiles on this child with a love that has and needs no words, love that IS The Word.