"Where are you?" God called out to the first couple in the Garden of Eden. He never stops asking us the same question.
The divine search for us continues in the person of Jesus Christ, the Word of God made flesh. When Jesus himself asks questions in the New Testament, he asks not because he needs an answer, but to draw us out of the shadows and into his presence. And he asks a lot of questions:
- "Do you want to be healed?"
- "Who do the crowds say that I am?"
- "Why do you call me good?"
- "Whom do you seek?"
In A God Who Questions, author Leonard J. DeLorenzo examines twenty of the questions Jesus asks in the Gospels, showing us how they reveal the hidden secrets of our hearts and invite a true encounter with God. Really listening to the questions of Jesus can be painful but wonderful, unsettling yet illuminating, inconvenient but always inspiring.