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Big questions answered

Pastor's Corner


August 09, 2012
I have three children. As any parent knows, that means I get a lot of questions. And when I say a lot, I mean a lot.

I think my 6-year-old alone asks somewhere between 279 and 336 questions every day. Some are simple like, "are we there yet?" Others are a bit more involved like, "why do I have to eat my vegetables if you don't?"

Asking questions is not something we outgrow. If anything, it is something we grow into. I am convinced that as we grow older, the "big" questions we begin to search out answers for begin to define our lives.

I believe people are searching for answers to questions of purpose like, "why am I here?" We also deal with questions of reason like, "why do bad things happen."

And we certainly deal with questions of meaning like, "what am I supposed to be doing with my life?"

Some try and ignore these questions. They set them aside like a bill they want to forget. But just like a bill, these questions don't disappear because you choose to ignore them. At some point and at some level, we all have to deal with these questions.

As a follower of Jesus, I have found many of the big questions in life find their answer in knowing and following after Jesus Christ. I believe the answers Jesus brings are for everyone, not just pastors, not just religious people, and certainly not just for people who think they have answers to life's questions.

If you are interested in exploring the Christian answer to these questions, I would like to invite you to join me for a series of meetings beginning at 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, at Grace United Church of Christ on Kercheval at Lakepointe. We hope anyone interested in exploring the Christian answer to these questions will consider attending these meetings.

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Jason Coplen is the associate minister at Crosspointe Christian Church.

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