My favorite movie of all time is Forrest Gump. I love it for so many reasons, but one of the scenes I like the best was Lieutenant Dan on top of the mast of the shrimp boat yelling at God during the storm, which was ultimately how he made his peace with Him.
I have spent a lifetime questioning God, although not quite as dramatically as Lt. Dan. I used to think my questions implied a lack of faith, but it was just my way of understanding something that is ultimately beyond human understanding.
And I found that often times, my questions just led to more questions. God has been faithful though. Sending just the right book or person my way, who helped me make sense of the things that were holding me back from completely putting my faith in Him.
Since Lent, my blog entries have been focused on many of the questions that I have struggled with over the years, but today as I sit at my computer to write my entry for the day, I realize that I don’t have any questions. Not because I have all the answers. That will never happen in this lifetime, but because I am satisfied with what God has chosen to reveal to me. I believe, much like Lt. Dan, I have finally made my peace with Him.
And that’s all I have to say about that…