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 11:33 (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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