This week, Vonnie is hosting Monday Manna, so be sure to pop over to My Back Door and read the other entries, and link up if you want to participate. And we're also discussing this post at Living By Grace today. Would love to have you join the discussion there!
Here's today's verse:
“What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside?" Job 38:19To my kids (for the most part, anyway), I'm pretty smart. I seem to be getting less so in their eyes the older they get (and I'm sure this will continue well into adolescence), but for now anyway, they still expect me (and my husband, of course) to know most, if not all, of the answers.
But, of course, we don't. There are so many things we do not understand - from physics (well, I don't anyway!) to the square root of 5 to seven digits to why you always find what you lost exactly
five minutes after you buy the replacement.
Sometimes, I wish I had all the answers - especially when my kids are asking the questions. There's something about not being able to give your kids the knowledge they ask for that makes me feel inadequate and incapable. I mean, I'm the PARENT! I'm supposed to have all the answers - right? I'm supposed to understand.
But I can be reassured - and I can reassure them - that even if none of us know the answers, there is Someone who does. I may not know how to go to where light or darkness live, or how to bring rain to a parched land, but I know Who does.
And I, and my children, can depend on the all-knowing God, no matter how much we don't understand. Because He knows all.
Thanks for reading! Be sure to stop by Vonnie's blog for more Monday Manna - and come to Living by Grace for a discussion.
Traveling Rough Roads With God's Strength