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Nonsense Questions

Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.”- C.S. Lewis 

It drives me crazy when people take the “nothing is impossible for God” statement and start asking nonsense questions like “well can God make a rock so big that He can’t move it?” No, and honestly, who cares. Those people are totally missing the point. Obviously there are some things that God cannot due. He cannot go against his nature and therefore cannot lie, hate or commit any sin. He can’t die. He can, however, do anything that we need Him to. He can heal the sick, provide for the poor, comfort the mourners and find the lost. Has anyone ever needed God to create a rock so big he couldn’t lift it? No. Has anyone ever needed God to sin? Of course not. What we need from God, He always provides

My family has always been lower middle class. My parents put away a little money every month in order to have enough at Christmas time. One year, there was a family at our church who had nothing. My parents ask my siblings and I if we would be willing to give up our Christmas money to help out that family. We said yes, secretly hoping that a Christmas miracle would allow us to get some presents too. And wouldn’t you know it, about a week later my great grandmother in Ohio sent us a check for the same amount of money as we gave away. My parents hadn’t told her anything, she just said she had been praying one day and felt that God was telling her to send us some money. The other family and my family was tremendously blessed that Christmas. Can God perform Christmas miracles? Yes He can!

Two years ago my thirteen year old cousin had a stroke. Within 24 hours he went from being a normal teenager to being in a coma with a 1% chance of making it to the next day. That is not an exaggeration, he literally had a 1% survival rate. My family prayed and prayed as doctor’s performed an extremely high risk surgery. Two years later, my cousin is walking, talking, going to boy scout camp, getting in fights with his siblings and attending school at his normal grade level. Can God heal the sick? Yes he can.

My grandfather is one of those people who made a much better grandpa than he did a dad. I remember in my early childhood he and my dad rarely got along. My dad was never fond of visiting the man who often physically, verbally and emotionally abused him growing up. But, he kept visiting his dad and took us along. After lots of prayer and endless discussions and apologies, my grandpa was able to repent and ask forgivenes of God and my dad, and my dad was able to release all of that anger and forgive his father. Because of that, us grandkids have a great relationship with our Papa. I have great memories of my Grandpa taking me on deliveries when he worked in the battery business, always buying me mint chocolate chip icecream, sending me birthday cards telling how proud he was of me and swing dancing with me at my wedding. Can God change people’s hearts and mend broken relationships? Yes He can.

So no, God cannot build a rock that he cannot lift nor can he answer nonsense questions…BUT…He can do, be and say anything His children need.


Misery is optional

I know I’m a day late for “Thoughts on a Thursday” but better late than never. I’m still trying to get in the habit of blogging everyday 🙂 At my bible study a few nights ago, our leader showed a quote with us that struck a chord with me. “Pain and suffering in this life are not optional, but misery is.”  We were discussing Paul’s imprisonment in Philippi. He didn’t choose to be beaten and imprisoned, but he did choose to sing in his cell and be joyful. Consequently, the Holy Spirit intervened to set him free from physical bondage and, more importantly, to free the jailor from spiritual bondage. Looking back at all the times I’ve experience pain and suffering, I realize that more often than not I choose misery over joy. I wonder how many people have been turned off to Christianity because of my decision? Or how many salvation opportunities I missed because I was whining instead of singing?

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To EDUCATE, ENLIGHTEN and ENCOURAGE. To be a voice to those who have none, a voice that is LOUDER than their persecution, oppression and pain. A righteous voice that is LOUDER than the enemy.

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