Monday, January 23, 2017

Fw: questions

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From: Rob Smith <>
To: Rob Smith <>
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2017 6:04 AM
Subject: questions

Matthew 7:"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!"

It is amazing with today's smart phones how you can ask almost any question and get an answer.  We were in Washington D.C. recently and wanted to find a place to eat.  No problem for the smart phone.  It provided a choice of numerous places with information about the cuisine and even ratings and reviews.  If I am curious about a celebrity and want to find out how old they are or where they grew problem for the smart will connect me with an online encyclopedia that has the information.
We have questions that bubble up all the time.  Some questions are more important than others at the personal level.  Some questions the smart phone may not have answers for.  There are questions that are extremely personal about our own lives...our purpose.  There are questions about life and death and what lies beyond the end of this life.  There are questions about how personal needs can be met...needs like loneliness, addictions, worries.
Where do we go with these kinds of questions?  The smart phone doesn't have the answers for these.  But there is a place we can go.  Each of us can go to the One who knew about our lives before they even began and who will be there to meet us when they end.  Just as a father will answer the questions and meet the needs of his the same way the Heavenly Father will answer the questions and meet the needs of His children.  And we are His children when we have placed our trust in His Son.
There are answers for our questions and the connection to the Father is more reliable than any smart phone via the internet.  He wants to lift confusion, provide the light of truth and the assurance that we are known and loved individually.
Rob Smith

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