Spiritual Practice

Questions for God

Lori Scott

+ How did animals that live on the far side of the world get onto the ark?

+ How did they get back to their natural habitats after the flood?

+ How was the serpent in the Garden of Eden able to talk?

+ Why do we have mosquitoes and poison ivy?

+ Could you add an eleventh commandment: Thou shalt not text during movies?

+ Why do we cry when we’re sad and cry when we’re happy?

+ When I help others, why do I get more than I give?

+ Why is dying a part of living?

+ Why are men and women so different when both were created in your image?

+ And, by the way, what do you look like?

+ Why is romance so complicated?

+ How do the principles and advice in the Bible still hold true today?

+ Why can’t we have twenty-five-hour days on the weekend?

+ What’s the deal with dinosaurs and black holes?

+ How old is the earth?

+ When brute strength, government programs, and therapy cannot change a person’s life, why is it that a single act of kindness often can?

+ If laughter is good medicine, are smiles like energy drinks?

+ The universe is so huge. Why do you care about me?


O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!
Romans 11:33a (NRSV)

KEEP ASKING: What are your questions for God?
Make a list.

—from devozine (November/December 2010). Copyright © 2010 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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