God has gifted me with a simple faith. A solid trust in His love for me, my fellow humans, and all of creation. I can’t answer the deep theological questions like where Cain got his wife or where the ark came to rest. However, I do know Jesus’s answer when He was asked about the greatest commandments –
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength and love your neighbor as yourself.”
I take comfort in knowing that Jesus chose simple, uneducated men and women to share in his earthly life and to take His good news to the world. He chose to do life and ministry with fishermen and tax collectors, thieves and whores… simple, everyday, flawed people like me. He sent this same motley crew out to save the world and I am one of their spiritual offspring. I’m thankful for my simple faith.