Did you ever notice Fred and Wilma Flinstone never worried about Dinosaur attacks? When their car broke down was it because their feet fell off? Why is it we have never found actual artifacts of their cars? Life is filled with many unanswered questions.
There is a part of every day where I try and answer one of life’s most difficult questions. Is there a God? What does the afterlife look like? Is there life on other planets? Why am I a Cleveland sports fan? Sometimes more questions arise than answers. Sometimes I become more confident in my beliefs. Sometimes doubt overwhelms the answers I thought were concrete.
Humanity often follows the direction the wind is blowing. Even pastors struggle at times to stand ground against the storms. Faith comes from watching those around us that overcome great odds. Faith comes when reading the scriptures about Jesus. Faith comes from watching the seasons of the year unfold, knowing that as much as things change they stay the same.
My faith is often strengthened when reading and hearing the testimony of others. Hearing about the God moments. The moment God reveals the divine working in our lives. God never fails. Our failures and lack of faith do not affect God’s works in our lives. What a wonderful assurance. A blessed assurance.
Rev. RJ Leek has served Gwynedd Square Presbyterian for over three years. Rev. Leek is a graduate of Dubuque Theological Seminary and began his career in Youth Ministry. He has been in full time ministry for over 21 years, and Head of Staff for the past 10 years.
He enjoys weightlifting, comic books, movies, history and following his favorite college and professional sports teams. He has been married to Trisha, his college sweetheart for over 26 years. They have three children Claire, Robbie and Chloe.
Feel free to stop by the office anytime to talk, tell a few jokes or chat about the latest Star Wars movie.