August 26, 2015
My interviewee, a man who is active on the political landscape, acknowledged that in public meetings he often asks questions for which he already knows the answer. He said, “I want the audience to be as informed as I am.” My first reaction was had a hint of indignation, but it caused me to ponder the motivation behind the questions. There are any number of reasons: to gain knowledge, show superiority, to show humility, clear up miscommunication, to inform others — and even to demonstrate your own, or another’s, strength or weakness. Jesus was a master at asking and responding to questions, however my favorite question comes from God. As applicable today as it was at creation, the Lord God still calls to man, “Where are you” (Gen 3:9 NIV)?