Physically, emotionally, mentally and financially he was doing okay.
So what was the problem? It was spiritual.
“There must be more to life than this,” he thought.
He knew there had to be a power greater than him. He believed he had to have been created by design and not just chance. Not only him but everything around him like animals, the earth, other planets and stars. Also, the systems and forces like gravity, the planets’ orbital patterns and the water cycle here on Earth. If it was by design then there must be a designer.
Yes, in his mind everything was just too precise and intricate to have come about by happenstance.
But the other side of the coin was faith. That’s where he had the problem. You see, he was an engineer by trade and dealt with facts and in logic. He knew his Christian friends,some of whom seemed they had checked their brains at the door when they became Christians, could not prove to him the existence of God but, just as well, he could not prove to them that God did not exist. It appeared to be a stalemate.
Such a small word is faith, but what an enormous impact the lack of it was having on his life.
He thought that this must have been how Diogenes, The Greek guy who walked around during the day holding a lantern looking for an honest man, must have felt.
Harry felt like he had been wandering around aimlessly through life looking for the answer to his dilemma without any success.
One day a thought emerged in his mind, “ What if it isn’t either--or. What if faith and science overlapped? What if they could actually co-exist?”
Harry had never considered that possibility. Although he was a long way from where he needed to be, it opened up a brand new pathway for him to explore.
Perhaps Diogenes would find that honest man after all.