Don’t Forget to Ask “Who?”

“But although he made the world, the world didn’t recognize him when he came.”

John 1:10

A baby, hours old, turn her face toward her mother’s voice. She recognizes familiar sounds, soothing and secure from when she was being formed.

A dog in the house hears the family’s car turn into the driveway. He’s on his feet, tail wagging, excited and ready to greet his master.

A detective finds fingerprints at the scene of a crime and looks for the one who left them.

We hear a familiar cadence or pattern in a song we’ve never heard before and recognize the composer.

We walk into a room after someone has just left and smell their aftershave or cologne. We recognize who was there by the scent they left behind.

We look at a picture by Norman Rockwell and immediately know the artist. His work is unique and remarkable.

“But although he made the world, the world didn’t recognize him when he came.”

John 1:10

We look around at his creation and don’t see the creator.

We ask: How? How long? When? Where? Why?

We forget to ask, Who?

When we recognize who—Praise be His Name!—then, by all means delve into what he’s made.

Do your utmost to unravel the mysteries.

But don’t let your human limitations and your inability to comprehend all the answers to the other questions make you doubt the who.

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

Genesis 1:1

His fingerprints are everywhere. We just need to ask the right question, “Who?” 

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