This has always been one of my favorite pictures.  I like it so much that I have a print of it hanging in my living room.  The picture doesn’t draw a lot of attention, but its presence is always there – quietly yearning, seeking, wondering, hoping, promising…

We all have that same need – to know and to understand.  Jesus encouraged people to ask questions and search for the truth.  Only someone who does not have anything to hide will encourage questions.  In the Islam faith, people are told not to ask questions.  It is considered blasphemy.  But the truth has nothing to hide.  Love encourages dialogue and understanding.

“Come and see,” was Phillip’s answer to Nathaniel’s question in John 1:46.
“Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Nathaniel had asked Phillip, when Phillip said he had found the One whom Moses had written about in the Law.
The answer:  Come and see for yourself.

  Matthew 7:7-12 ~ Keep Asking, Searching, Knocking  

“Keep asking, and it will be given to you.  Keep searching, and you will find.  Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.  What man among you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?  Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?  If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!  Therefore, whatever you want others to do for you, do also the same for them – this is the Law and the Prophets.”

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About the Author

Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and  Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.

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