As Josh, Gina, and I discussed our readers, it seemed to me that their readers had much more spiritual questions than mine did. I realized that I needed to direct the discussion toward more spiritual things. Especially when the readers have pretty good English, it's easy to simply discuss interesting things but not spiritual things.
So I prayed that my readers would ask more questions about spiritual things. And we all know to watch out what we pray for! Today my reader YiKe (rhymes with "Mikey" of the LIFE commercials) was very interested in spiritual matters and asked excellent questions. Here are a few: Do Christians have to marry only Christians? If a boy goes to Thailand and gets surgery to become a girl, can God forgive that? Do Christians have to go to church every Sunday? Is there another way to baptize besides immersion? If God is our Father, is Mary our mother?
I'm certainly glad God was behind all this, because I'm confident that he sent his Holy Spirit to guide my answers. How else could I have answered all that as well as studying a lesson in just 50 minutes! YiKe's friend Vanessa is a believer so I'm sure YiKe has learned just enough from her to come up with some questions on her own. But the timing for more spiritual questions was pretty good, after praying just yesterday and today for more such questions. I can't wait to see what God will send with the rest of my readers today!