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"Jesus Has the Answer"

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 14:6

 

Why do we pretend we have all the answers when we know we don't? Who are we trying to impress? When Paul wrote, 'we know in part' (1 Corinthians 13:9) he was not expressing doubt, he was just reflecting honestly. God stamps some things “will explain later.” Thomas may have arrived at the truth of the resurrection later than the others - but he got there nonetheless!

One Christian scholar writes: “I find airtight conclusions mainly in people who haven't been hurt much. They are usually people who have become tightly wired, rigid and isolated from the real world. They are...unwilling to be vulnerable. Then suddenly a divorce comes, or someone dies tragically, or they lose their job. Reality hits and a storm blows in that threatens their once tranquil existence. Their emotional explosion...results in more questions than answers. Suddenly they discover things they didn't really know. They are in the vortex of things they cannot solve. At that point simplistic solutions are replaced with realistic reflections, and the deep things of God begin to emerge, eclipsing shallow answers. That explains why Jesus didn't rebuke Thomas and say, 'Look in your notebook! We covered that in my discourse on The Mount of Olives. See page 59!’ No, Jesus said in effect, Thomas, your questions will be settled in Me. I am the way and the truth and the life.”

 

For three days after His death the disciples grieved, haunted by fear, dogged by doubt. But, when Jesus appeared to them all that changed. And you know what? You will find the answers in His presence, when you will not find them anywhere else! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!One Christian scholar writes: “I find airtight conclusions mainly in people who haven't been hurt much. They are usually people who have become tightly wired, rigid and isolated from the real world. They are...unwilling to be vulnerable. Then suddenly a divorce comes, or someone dies tragically, or they lose their job. Reality hits and a storm blows in that threatens their once tranquil existence. Their emotional explosion...results in more questions than answers. Suddenly they discover things they didn't really know. They are in the vortex of things they cannot solve. At that point simplistic solutions are replaced with realistic reflections, and the deep things of God begin to emerge, eclipsing shallow answers. That explains why Jesus didn't rebuke Thomas and say, 'Look in your notebook! We covered that in my discourse on The Mount of Olives. See page 59!’ No, Jesus said in effect, Thomas, your questions will be settled in Me. I am the way and the truth and the life.”Why do we pretend we have all the answers when we know we don't? Who are we trying to impress? When Paul wrote, 'we know in part' (1 Corinthians 13:9) he was not expressing doubt, he was just reflecting honestly. God stamps some things “will explain later.” Thomas may have arrived at the truth of the resurrection later than the others - but he got there nonetheless! 
John 14:6Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Jesus Has the Answer

 

Pastor Timm

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