A Father’s Letter to his Doubting Daughter

Dolly Lee Fathers 0 Comments

Please do yourself a favor and read this amazing and thoughtful letter that Gordon Atkinson wrote to his doubting daughter.

To whet your appetite, here’s an excerpt:

“On the one hand, it is glorious for you to ask questions. It is beautiful and righteous and good for you to wonder at the deep mysteries of the world. How I love your mind. How I look forward to years of conversations with you.

On the other hand, if you can know this without it causing you to despair, understand that you will not find answers to many of those questions. Some questions will haunt you all of your life. And most answers you do find will only come after decades of searching and seeking and trying and failing and despairing and hurting and grieving and giving birth and discovering and accepting and laughing and experiencing the rich joys of life. [more]

My precious daughter, if I could give you any gift today, it would be that you might experience the joy of your questions without being burdened by the elusive nature of their answers.

You are young. Now is the time for practice. Throw yourself into the practice of Christianity. Pray and worship and read the scriptures. Ask your questions, yes, but do so while practicing your faith.”

Link here to read his letter to his daughter.

I was so touched by his loving and reflective approach to his daughter’s questions.  It reminded me of how gentle Jesus was with honest seekers and those with questions.  The comments to his post and his replies are also worth reading.

“You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13 NASB

Where are you in your journey with God?

P.S.  My current blogging platform does not allow replies to comments so I apologize for not replying, but please know that I do read your comments and I am grateful.  We are in the process of hopefully finding a solution.

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