Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Yesterday, while we were visiting the grandparents, my daughter got out her cousin's magnetic toy train set. She lined up all the cars in a row and rolled it over to the track. I asked her, "How do all of those cars stay together?" She answered, "They stick." and continued to roll them along. "How do they stick?" I asked, ready to see this little science lesson through. "These little sticky things just make them stick." she pointed to the magnets on the front and back of each piece.
My father in law chimed in, asking, "What are those sticky things called?" confident that she knew the answer. She looked at him plainly and shrugged. I thought I would provided clarity and a clue by asking, "Are they called mmmmmaaaaaaaaaagggggggg...????" waiting for the lightbulb to go off in her head. Instead she stared at me with a "it's not very likely, mom, but we'll go with it anyway" look and said, "Maybe." We all burst in to laughter.
God has given clarity to any MAYBE we could conjure up. The answers to every niave pondering are in His Holy Word.
Maybe the universe evolved over millions of years...... "In the begining God created the heaven and the earth." -Genesis 1:1
Maybe there are many ways to God........ "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." -John 14:6
Maybe God only loves some people........ "For God so loved THE WORLD that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." -John 3:16
Maybe God knows we are just doing our best and he will judge according to our effort........ "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. " -John 3:36
Maybe the Bible wasn't really written by God...... "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness. -2 Timothy 3:16
So....when things are unclear....and you start thinking MAYBE a train is held together by a "mmmmmaaaaaaaggggg".....go to the only source of truth available to us: God's Word.