I probably come to the Lord with more questions than not. If He was someone other than God, He'd probably get tired of me. But I love the journey with Him, prayerfully pondering His words - words as alive this morning as they were hundreds of years ago. He even keeps watching over them to perform them! Add the dimension of people to love, add the context of time and culture . . . Didn't Jesus say that eternal life is to know Him? A lifetime can't possibly be enough time.
My five kids are young adults and teens but as I'm watching young parents I've come back to ponder Deut. 11 (particularly vs 5 - Imagine generations of parents telling their children what they've seen God do, Verses 8-9 aren't unlike the promise that goes with "Children, obey Your parents . . ." But it's for us. Verses 18-21: God is so relational - He's there when we get up, when we lie down, as we walk through the day willing to share, willing to teach, the way parents and children are when they're home together, working together or doing anything together - the way Jesus walked through life with His disciples. He must spend a lot of time fielding questions. Maybe He enjoys it. Parents teaching these things to their children is relational. Being part of a larger community of parents and children (we're all someone's children) is relational too.
Lord, help us to be as willing to share as You are. Help us draw our children into the ways we interact with You especially when they're little and so easily awe-struck. Teach us to think the way You do as we do what You ask. Help us see and remember what You've done, what You've said. Show Yourself to our children. Interact with them. Thanks for taking so many questions. And when You choose not to answer our questions thanks for just being there. You are truly awesome!
(c) 2005 Margie Hillenbrand