“For the Lord gives wisdom . . . “ Proverbs 2:6 (NIV)
The journey of life is full of questions. Here are a few random ones that have caught my attention over the years:
- If the black box flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why isn’t the whole airplane made of the same material?
- Would a fly without wings be called a walk?
- Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the battery is dead?
- How come ‘abbreviated’ is such a long word?
- Whose cruel idea was it for the word ‘lisp’ to have an ‘s’ in it?
- If we’re here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for?
- Isn’t it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do ‘practice’?
- If all the world’s a stage, where are the audience sitting?
- If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?
- If quitters never win, and winners never quit, why do we say, “Quit while you’re ahead”?
Questions, there are no end to them. I’ve been asked some toughies over the years: Why would a good God allow suffering? Why in the world am I here? How can I forgive my unfaithful spouse? Can a sexually abused person find healing? Why do wicked men prosper? And many more . . . Like you, I struggle for answers and often come up short. I feel inadequate, often lacking wisdom or understanding. But while there’s much I don’t know, there’s one thing I do know: “Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known” (1 Corinthians 13:12).