I live with someone who is stretching the limits of my patience this morning. I have someone in my home who has become a walking question machine. My son Gabriel asks more questions that anyone that has ever lived on the face of the earth.
Its like I'm living with Ken Jennings. Do you remember who that is? The most winningest Jeopardy player ever. Ken made millions by asking a ton of questions on that game show. What do I get? QUESTIONS QUESTIONS AND MORE QUESTIONS.
Its been going on for a quite a while, months actually, but it seems as if its increasing in recent weeks. This Sunday on the way to church, I decided that I should keep a running tally of how many questions that I'm getting daily.
Sunday morning, on the 15 min. drive to church we got about 20 or so questions in. Crystal was trying to write them all down, but we couldn't keep up.
Here's a sample of the questions we get-
1. What's a sense of humor?
2. What year did the Sound of Music come out?
3. Who ran against George Washington for president?
4. What's the fastest animal?
5. How fast can humans run?
6. What does Federal Way mean?
7. Who ran against George Bush for president? not his son, the dad.
And the list goes on and on and on. It never stops. Its constant and daily the barrage of questions.
As a parent, I appreciate that my son wants to learn. As a person, it gets to be a bit much. But do you know what occurred to me today? Questions are a way that Gabriel and I get to interact and build our relationship. It opens up lines of communication for us to be able to talk and get to know each other better.
Do you know what else I thought of? My relationship with God. He welcomes my questions. Any thing I can think up or that I'm worried about, I can ask him questions. He never turns me away. He never tells me enough. He always allows me to ask him the most difficult questions that I can think up.
Remember that today. You may have some questions about your life, and your circumstance that you may not understand. Its okay to ask God questions. He welcomes them, and so should we.