Reflections


Previously:

After seeing the Baptism of Jesus, the Bible Jumpers return to the time machine to discuss what they saw.

Author’s Note:

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“Ahhh….man it sure feels good to be back in air conditioning,” said John as he lied back in his chair.

“Absolutely,” said Mary who sat beside him, “I swear, I felt like I was melting out there.”

John sat up in his chair and took a long drink from his water bottle.  “You know that guy we met out there?”

“Andrew?” asked Mary.

“Yeah, Andrew,” said John, “That name sounds familiar.”

“He was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus,” said Daniel as he sat down.

“What’s an apostle?” asked Liz as she took drink of water.

“An apostle was a part of Jesus’s inner circle,” explained Daniel, “They would be the ones who would set up the early church.”

“What about that other guy who went with Andrew,” asked John, “Isn’t he going to be an apostle too?”

Daniel nodded, “His name was John.”

John shook his head, “Man…John was a popular name in Bible times.”

“Are you okay Zach?” asked Carrie.

“I…just don’t understand what we just saw out there,” said Zach, “Now I know that sometimes sunbeams can shine on people on a cloudy day,…but doves don’t just appear out of nothing…Also voices don’t just come out of nowhere… Who was that that spoke?”

“Isn’t it obvious,” said Simon as he leaned forward in his chair.

Zach shook his head.  “It can’t be… I mean, there’s no such thing as…God.”

“After all that we have seen Zach, how can you still say that there is no God?” asked Simon.

Zach’s face turned pale.  “All my life I’ve devoted myself to science.  Science has always had answers to my questions.”

“What about now,” asked Simon, “What answer does science give you about what we saw?”

Zach shrugged, “Nothing.  Science has no explanation for these events.”

“So what can you conclude from that Zach?” asked Simon.

Zach looked up at the ceiling and then faced Simon.  “I guess science doesn’t have all the answers.  That maybe, the answer to my questions can only be found in accepting that God does exist.”

Simon nodded.

“How do you feel Zach?” asked Daniel who got up from his chair and knelt beside Zach.

“I was so wrong about a lot of things,” said Zach, “I thought I had it all figured out.”

Daniel placed his hand on Zach’s shoulder.  “I know what you mean.  I felt the same way when I learned about God.  It was very humbling.”

Zach looked at Daniel, “How did you get over it?”

Daniel smiled, “I accepted the fact that I wasn’t perfect and accepted the idea that there are some things in life that I just have to accept in faith.”

Zach shook his head, “I’m not sure if I can do that.”

“It takes time,” said Daniel.

“And besides,” said John, “You’re not alone in dealing with these problems.”

That’s right,” added Liz, “We’re all learning these things together.”

“And together, we’ll find the answers,” said Simon.

Zach smiled, “Thanks guys.  That really helps.”

“So Daniel,” said Mary, “Where to next?”

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