When I read this I have so many questions. When Mary found the stone rolled away why didn’t she go in? Why did she go tell Peter first? Then, what’s up with the running competition as to who gets to the tomb first, who goes in first, and who Jesus loves more? Why did the angels appear to Mary and not to the disciples? And why did Mary think Jesus was the gardener?
Sometimes when I read the Bible I end up with more questions than answers. I want to know why details are included? What significance do they have? I believe God puts everything in the Bible for a reason. But there are some things that I can think about, research, ask other people, pray about and I will just never know the answer until I get to Heaven. I imagine when we get to heaven we get to have a little sit down with God and get all our questions answered. I still believe asking the questions and wrestling with them now have great value. They help me grow.
Sometimes in my quest to find the answer to one question I find the answer to a question I didn’t even know I had. I find out more about myself, what I believe, and why I believe it. This process always makes me closer to God. It makes our relationship stronger because you can’t wrestle with someone without getting up close and personal. So, when you read the Bible don’t shy away from your questions. Bring them to the mat. You might be surprised at what you discover about yourself and about God.
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