I was looking at a church website recently and discovered this statement listed in their vision statement:
“Find more grace in the search for meaning than in absolute certainty, in the questions than in the answers.”
This is one statement that they used to describe themselves. I thought how this seemed to dovetail the post that I wrote yesterday. It affirms the value in wrestling with questions versus having certainty. Now I know that most of us are not wired in this way. I think we want certainty because it provides some level of control. However, the more I explore my faith, the more I realize that encounter questions much more frequently than certainty. After all, Scripture reminds us that faith is confidence in what is not seen, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1)
So once again I am reminded of the great importance of questions rather than answers or certainty. I am also reminded in the statement above that it is in the search there is grace discovered.
Let’s keep searching!
- It’s In the Dialogue (thoughtfulbeliever.wordpress.com)
- Learning to love the questions (katieandmartin.wordpress.com)