Monday, March 4, 2013

When Google Doesn't Have the Answer

I"m never forget the time I found my 8 year old daughter Googling something. We'd been at the pool that day with her best friend. As we were leaving a little boy called out to her friend, by name. "How did he know her name?" they asked.  I told them he'd probably heard them talking. But they didn't believe it. They were in awe and wonder that he knew her name.

Still, it was hysterical to find them both sitting at my computer after we got home, googling, "How does a boy at the pool know your name?" Google is good to answer a lot of questions: The address of that new restaurant you want to try. How many pints in a quart? The definition of a word. Even Bible verses! The uses of Google are endless. Yet, like "How does a boy at the pool know your name," some things you just can't Google.

Why do bad things happen to good people? Why does God allow suffering? Are there more ways to get to heaven than believing in Jesus? You can Google those questions. But you may not get an accurate answer.  

Google is a great "authority" for finding the answers to some of life's questions. But the Bible is THE authority for finding life's answers. The Bible is where you will find life. You will find love. You will find faith. You will find joy. You will find peace. 

Yes, Google can offer a lot of answers. But if you want to know the Way, the Truth, and the Life, look to the Bible. And there you will find Jesus. And HE really is the answer.

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. 
No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

Kelly Combs is a Christian wife, mom, writer and speaker. You can learn about Kelly by visiting her website at

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