My eldest son said today at lunch that he is no longer a Christian. As if it were no big deal. As if it were something like being a vegetarian, something that won’t impact his life long term.
I called him in and asked him why he said such a thing. He said because it was true. He said because he had asked God for a sign and God hadn’t given him one.
I told him that if he had a sign, he wouldn’t need faith. He asked why he needed to have faith. I didn’t know what to say. I told him because God wanted it. He asked why God wanted us to have faith. I said I didn’t know.
I gave him a book and asked him to read the introduction of it. It’s Lee Strobel’s The Case for Faith. I’m going to ask him to read a chapter a day and discuss it. He doesn’t value my opinion, so I am hoping that someone else’s opinion will at least cause him to think.
If you pray, I would appreciate your prayers for my eldest son. And for me for wisdom and patience.