Recently I listened to a speaker who posed an interesting question. If you had the chance, what one question would you ask God?
The speaker’s talk went on to explore much of what is unexplainable in the world but I was stuck on the question. What would I ask God if I had the window of opportunity?
A lot of mundane things went through my head, but, in the end, I came up with one word. Why? If God is what we believe God is, why creation?
Did God become so inspired one day that creation burst forth like water breaking through a dam? Humans are pretty funny creatures. Was God just amusing God’s self? If the universe is so big, why is there no other life than on Earth? Or is there?
I know that’s more than one question but I found it intriguing. If it was your turn, what would you ask God?
Rosalie Adamek, Hammond: I always wanted to know what we will do in heaven. When I was a little girl, my mother told me we would float about like angels. It sounded pretty boring to me at the time so I told her I didn’t think I wanted to go. What will we all do in heaven or will it even be necessary to do anything?
Evelyn Reed, Cedar Lake: If God is eternal — if God always was — what did he do before he made creation and what inspired him? I mean, something must have occurred to him to one day to decide to design the universe and mankind. Why?
Kyle Mueller, 12, Crown Point: I’d ask God why he made mosquitoes. I mean really, what was the purpose? I know bats like to eat them but couldn’t the bats find something else for dinner? If someone asked me, I would say mosquitoes were a real waste of time.
Jake Bryant, Merrillville: This is going to sound like a wise-guy answer, but is there football and beer in heaven? Of course I’d rather be there than the alternative but I really like beer and football. I’d sure like to know in advance, although it’s not like I could do anything about it if there isn’t. Maybe I could make the suggestion.
Audrey Mitchell, Merrillville: What do you expect of me? I don’t mean in an exasperated tone but sometimes I struggle to find my way and know the right things to do. I wonder if I’m on the right path. Other times, I try and try but fear that I’m not doing enough. If I was more sure about my purpose or could see the end to where I’m meant to be, it would make things a lot easier. I guess that’s just part of the human condition.
Dolly Gibson, Dyer: We see such horrible things on the news each day and we can be so cruel to each other. You have to wonder if God is sorry he created us. We never seem to learn from our mistakes.