For many people the idea of knowing God seems impossible. If he or it even exists, it’s “out there,” distant, intangible, too large and removed for us to really know what he/it is on any concrete level… At most God is something we can only catch glimpses of.
But Jesus gave us a different picture. A picture of a heavenly Father who knows us and who we can know personally and intimately.
“Why would a good and loving God allow evil and suffering?” is one of the most fundamental questions humans have been asking for millennia. Maybe the answer isn’t as mysterious or complicated as we’ve made it. And maybe it’s better than we ever dared hope.
Wouldn’t it be great to actually hear God answer our questions about life? What school should I go to? What job should I take? Should I get married? It would make life so much easier if he would just clearly speak to us, wouldn’t it? So why doesn’t he? Why doesn’t he just tell us what we should do? Well, maybe he offers something better.