Friday Question, 10/11/19 – Who, What, When, Where, Why & How?

Who, What, When, Where, Why & How?

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No one submitted a question to me this week, so I went looking online to see what people were most frequently asking elsewhere.

According to Mondovo the top Who, What, Where, Why and How search questions of the past six months are these:

Who won the debate 301,000
Whois ip 201,000
What is my ip 3,350,000
When is Mother’s day 450,000
Where is my refund 450,000
Why is there a leap day 2,240,000
How to register to vote 1,220,000
How to be single 1,220,000

It is an election year just now in several countries. This creates an anomaly. So if we remove questions related to debates and voting we might translate the remaining top questions into these fundamental heart cries:

photo of woman looking upwardsWho and Where am I?
Where did the time go?
I’m alone! Help!
Mommy! — Money must be the answer: I need money!
Who and where are you?

Others might interpret this differently, but when you correlate these search queries with the whole of human experience these fundamentals remain: Who am I? Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going?

Or, as Ravi Zacharias distills them, they are the fundamental questions of Origin, Morality, Meaning and Destiny.

Origin: “How did I come into being?”
Morality: “How can I determine what is right and what is wrong?”
Meaning: “What is the purpose of life itself?”
Destiny: “What happened To a human being when he or she dies?”

To hear his one-minute audio summary, click here.

Jesus understands the angst of human experience and why we all now feel this way. We feel this way because sin has alienated us from Him! Without Him we are totally lost as to our identity, origin, purpose and destiny.

But Jesus not only understands our lostness, He came to restore us. He answers all the missing pieces of our person.

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Origin: “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (Gen. 1:27).

Morality: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself” (Matt. 22:37, 38).

Meaning: “I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. / Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.” (John 17:20-24).

Destiny: “…I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. … I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:3, 6).

Call on Him today!

Press on…

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