Why is it so hard to say those three little words?
Why can’t I be honest with myself and others, and just say:
- I don’t know whether God created the earth in six literal days or over several millennia, but I know He created it.
- I don’t know how Jesus was born of a virgin, died on a cross and took up His life again, but I know it makes all the difference in the world.
- I don’t know if the Bible is the complete and inerrant and perfect revelation of the word of God, but I trust God to give us the truth we need.
- I don’t know how often Christians should share in the table of communion, but I want to remember Christ and discern His body there.
- I don’t know whether God accepts worship accompanied by instruments of music, but I want my whole life to be praise to Him.
- I don’t know if attending a church is essential to my salvation, but I do know that I glimpse a little vision of heaven every time I’m there.
- I don’t know exactly how the Spirit moves among and within people, but I want my heart to be open to Him.
- I don’t know if some kinds of miracles still happen today, but I know that every time someone rejects sin and self, and accepts Jesus as Christ and Lord some kind of miracle has taken place.
- I don’t know whom God has saved, but I do know the purpose for which He has saved them.
- I don’t know how the combination of grace, faith and works are related to how one is saved, but I want to present myself as a living sacrifice to God.
- I don’t know the when or how of Jesus’ return, but I want to be ready to meet Him.
- I don’t know what hell is like, but I know nothing could be worse than separation from God – and I don’t want to go there.
I’m not giving up on the things I don’t know. I’ll pursue them until I no longer can. I’ll study, pray, meditate, write, question, converse with others. I’m committed to drawing closer and closer to God’s heart as I mature.
And I want to be honest with myself and others about what I do and don’t know.
Even if it means saying those three little words.