Unanswered Questions

Lately, I have thought of a lot of questions. The types of questions that you wish you could ask God and receive a clear answer. Things that I assume will be revealed to us when we are in heaven, but for now God feels it isn't necessary. Below is a list of some of the questions that have been running through my mind. Maybe you can relate.
  • Is there life somewhere else in the universe other than Earth?
  • Did Judas know he was the betrayer when Jesus spoke about it at the last supper? If so, did he have a choice to repent and change his mind after Jesus spoke the words? If he did, why did he go through with it when Jesus said it would be better if the betrayer had never been born. If he didn't, then what happened to free will? Was he just a pawn in the grand scheme?
  • How many hairs are on my head?
  • Are we going to need to eat in heaven? Are we going to need anything in heaven?
  • How come some people receive more faith/favor than others? Why not give everyone the same amount so we all have an equal playing field?
  • How come some people are healed when we pray for them, and others are not?
  • How many stars are in the universe?
  • Do Adam and Eve have belly buttons?
  • If God knows everything then He knew that Adam and Eve would sin from the beginning and that this sin would ultimately lead to God having send Jesus to die for us. Why did He create the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil in the first place?
  • Why did you create mosquitoes?
  • Where is the Garden of Eden?
  • When did dinosaurs come into play? Before the flood?
  • Why does the devil keep doing what he does if he knows the end of the story?
  • Do our heavenly bodies look like our earthly bodies, but just prettier?
  • How did Jonah survive in the Whale?
  • Where the tongues of fire in the real world or spiritual realm? Could everyone see them?
  • How old was Jesus when he realized he was the Messiah/Son of God? How old was he when he realized what he was going to have to do for Humanity?
  • Why was there so much war and fighting in the old testament, but You are a God of love and peace?
  • How could the people of Jerusalem change their minds so quickly on how they felt about Jesus. One day they are greeting him with shouts of joy and praise and then a few days later they are shouting his sentence of death on a cross?
  • Is God a man or woman or neither/both?
  • Did creation literally take 6 days or was that time stretched out over thousands of years?
  • What is eternity really like?
These are just a handful of the questions I would love to have the answers to and this is barely the tip of the ice burg. There are TONS more. I think it is important that we ask these types of questions. We might not ever know the answers on this earth, but I think God likes that we are curious. Honestly, I am OK with not knowing the answers to things like this it is all part of God's mystery. It opens the door for God to give me revelation if he wants and for me to learn how to rest. How to rest in not knowing the answers but in the end knowing that God is good and that is all that really matters, right?


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  2. I have many of the same questions...

    I love you, kiddo.

    The power station (a couple of blocks away) just had something "blow" and everything went out momentarily (clocks, computers, etc.). When everything popped back on - the stereo that I hardly ever use anymore apparently started playing. I was getting out of the shower and heard you singing. My heart leapt - it was your senior recital CD playing.

    I miss your singing around the house. It always lifted my spirits.

  3. you all should listen to this week's and last week's collegelife sermon from Reverend Elise, the old campus pastor. they're really good.

  4. I only see one podcast sermon from Alise on November 5th. I am going to listen to it.

  5. I listened. I only saw one, too, but it seemed complete. Maybe they combined them?

    love your blog, Katherine. Can't wait to see you.

  6. a lot of good questions, Katherine. i have a lot of these same questions. i love discussing things like this...maybe this weekend?

  7. This is very random, and I never post comments on blogs that I dont know the author, but i was searching for the lyrics to Sarah MnMillans "Sing my love" and google had a link to a blog you wrote that had the lyrics which led me to read your blog, and all of that said, just wanted to say your blog is beautiful. This one is beautifully written.