Questions & Comments

I saw this on someone else’s Web Blog and I thought it was a good idea. If anybody wants to leave a Question (personal or biblical) please ask away. Or if someone wants to leave a comment of encouragement or condemnation. Or if you simply have a recommendation for blog post topic.. Go right ahead.

I hope this provides a wonderful platform for thought, reasoning, questions, and discussion.

8 Responses to Questions & Comments

  1. Ryan says:

    Hi :)

    This question is addressed to anyone:

    Have you ever had a specific, personal revelation from God?

    Is so may I ask what it was?

    • unklee says:

      Ryan, I didn’t see this until now. Here’s an answer: Yes, in a low key way.

      About 30 years ago now, I managed a branch of the water department of the NSW government which undertook stream data collection, and we had an office with a field team at Muswellbrook, 4 hours drive north of Sydney. I was required to travel up to visit the team quite often, so I made that return trip by car dozens of times. There were three possible routes, but my route of choice was the least used, but narrowest and most winding road which went through a significant area of natural bushland, along the Wollombi Brook. For about 20 km or so, the road was unsealed, twisting as it went alongside the river bank, and with limited view of the road ahead. I would guess there were maybe a few hundred bends on that section of road (say one every 100m), and I drove along the road maybe 20-30 times.

      Once, and just once, I was approaching a bend on the way home, about 3:00 in the afternoon when I am at my least alert, when a clear and unexpected thought went through my head: “If a truck comes round that bend on the wrong side of the road, I’m dead.” I braked, and a truck that was previously hidden by the topography did come around the corner, bouncing on the corrugations that occur on such unsealed roads so that it was all over the road. It would surely have hit me if I hadn’t braked, but the driver gained control by the time he came to where I had almost stopped, and there was no accident. I don’t know how bad the accident would have been, but being hit by a large truck is not recommended!

      I can still remember the incident clearly, and although I haven’t been on that road for many years, I believe I could still go to the exact bend where it happened. Now I cannot prove to anyone that God put that thought in my mind, but what I can say is this. If my estimates are right, I traversed several thousand bends on that road, and at no other time did I ever have a truck threaten my safety in that way, nor did I ever at any other time have that particular thought. So you can always say it was an amazing coincidence, but it makes more sense to me to say the God I believe in put that thought there.

      Now that sort of thing has happened to me a couple of other times while driving, but never in a way where I can isolate out the factors and draw such a clear conclusion. I think God spoke to me and protected me.

      Hope that helps. Best wishes.

  2. Ryan says:

    Also to thebiblereader

    I really appreciate your honesty.

    Thanks for deciding to create this blog and trigger these conversations :)

  3. Eldon says:

    Hi. I just found your blog. It’s very honest and real. I would love to link to it on mine.

    My journey from faith has been rife with ups and downs. It’s been a much better experience in documenting it along the way. I hope you are able to come to some resolve and perhaps some peace.

    Cheers.

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