HARD QUESTION! REALLY? It seems humans can take the simplest questions and thinking they are hard come up with very complex answers. For example the question, “Where did things come from at the very beginning of time?” Volumes have been written on the answer to this question. Scientists today still study the heavens and the earth seeking an answer to that question. Yet most Sunday School students could answer this question simply and immediately with authority by quoting what the Bible says on the subject, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made, without Him nothing was made that has been made,” (Gospel of John 1:1-3 NIV).
A follow-up question might well be, “Who or what is the Word?” The answer to that question is simple as well as most Sunday School students could tell you, “The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth,” (Gospel of John 1:14 NIV). The Bible is God’s Word given to mankind so that we might understand God’s holiness and our failures and His love and grace for us in providing for our redemption from the curse of sin. God has given in His Book the greatest truths in the simplest terms so that we may understand them. With our finite mind we will never understand the infinite and eternal God completely but the answers to the really important questions of life God has shared in His Book. The questions we really do not find answers for is where our faith and trust in a holy and loving God are really demonstrated. But the answer to where things came from is really quite easy.