God on the Street

by Hallah: School of the Bible student

Thursday night my classmates and I surveyed university students downtown about their worldviews and beliefs.

Erica and I sat down on one of the State Street benches. “I think we should talk to that guy,” Erica said, nodding toward a young man sitting across from us.

“Would you like to take a survey for our class?” I asked him, handing him our paper and a pen.

He took the survey and started filling it out. When he came to question four, he frowned. The question was, “If you could ask God any question, what would you ask?”

“What would you put down for number four?” he asked, still writing.

I answered immediately, “I would ask God why He chooses to be so good.”

He looked up from the paper, suddenly interested. “That’s a really good question.”

As we got up from the bench to leave, he stopped me. “Where is the best place to ask God questions other than in a church?”

“You can ask God your questions right here,” I said. “He hears us no matter where we are.”

“I can?” A look of relief passed over his face, as he decided to talk to God…perhaps for the first time in a long while.