I had a dream in which I went to see Jesus. In my hand I held a questionnaire. I wanted Him to answer all the questions I had written down. After giving Him the paper, I waited excitedly, even imagining how wonderful it would be to go back and give my friends some answers to the same questions they had.
He handed me back the piece of paper, neatly folded. I took it and, clutching it proudly to myself, and went merrily on my way. Back home, I unfolded the paper and to my dismay discovered that instead of giving me answers He had given me more questions!
I felt confused, embarrassed and deeply disappointed. I sat down and cried. Instead of going to Jesus for answers I began to listen to what other people said about Him, but most of it rang hollow and was as empty as the blanks on my paper.
After some time I decided to go to Him again and take another chance. I saw Him standing there almost as though He had been expecting me.
Not at all confident as the first time, but trembling, I gave Him the paper again. He took it and looked at me with such kindness in His eyes though I hardly dared to meet His gaze. I waited a little while, but when I realized that this time He was not going to give me the paper back, I turned to go, ignoring the tears that ran down my cheeks. Stupid me, I had hoped…..
Then I heard footsteps next to me. I looked up and saw that Jesus had joined me and was walking with me. I must have looked confused because He smiled at me and said, “I’m coming with you. Isn’t that better than answers on that piece of paper?”
Oh, what joy welled up in my heart. I wanted to leap and dance. Who cares about answers anyway? He, who is the answer to every question, was walking with me!
He did not come to give us answers so that we might be able to answer people’s questions, He came to give us Himself so that through Him, we can give them life.
Colossians 2:2-3 (NIV) My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.