4-23-2012 Created With Curiosity


April 23, 2017


I spent the first two days of this week at my wife’s Childcare Center putting mulch in the playground fall areas. Loading, unloading and hauling bags of mulch reminded me that I was supposed to be retired. Um…someone lost the memo!


The weather cooperated though and I did have help… 30 kids ages 2 to 4. Two days, 60 bags of mulch and 10,000 questions later the job was finished. As I reflect on the project it occurs to me that somewhere approaching adulthood we seem to become numb to the wonderment of the world. Oh, I don’t mean we lose our curiosity or even our appreciation… I mean the amazement at the things put there to make us ask questions and grab our attention become mundane.


If I was asked once, I was asked several hundred times, individually and simultaneously, “what are you doing” or “what is that for” or “what is that” or “why are you doing it that way”? My observation is that it’s neat how God has created us with an amazing capacity for discovery. He created us with in innate desire to know the “why and what-for” of this amazing world He created for us. A desire that, if nurtured, can lead to a clearer understanding of the great capacity God has for us.


Zophar, Job’s so-called friend, asked him…


Job 11:7 (NASB)
7 "Can you discover the depths of God? Can you discover the limits of the Almighty?


In totality… no. But isn’t it amazing how God continues to tease us with just enough of His creation that our desire is to build a bigger telescope to see a little further or a stronger submersible to go a little deeper, or a more powerful microscope to see something a little more minute? And all the time God is saying, “Can you see Me now?... Do you now understand how much I really love you?... Don’t you get it, all this… just for you to know Me better?”


Paul wrote in the letter to the Romans…


Romans 1:20 (NASB)
20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.


In our Christian walk, we need to continue to ask questions. We need to never stop getting to know God more intimately.


I must admit there were times I would have just liked to have done the job and be done with it… in peace! Yet the whole experience just made me appreciate God all that much more. Aren’t we blessed that God never becomes weary of revealing Himself and welcoming our questions?!


Jeremiah 29:13 (NASB)
13 'You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.

Thank You for your faithfulness! Pastor Larry