”So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Luke 11:9-10 NIV)
Selma is two and a half years old. When she calls out her, ”I love you grandma”, the wizened, older heart melts, that’s otherwise learned to accept compliments with a pinch of salt, and the aging person ’basks’ in the message. And then the question game begins…
-It’s time to eat, - why?
-Otherwise we’ll become hungry and starve – why?
-Because we need food to live – why?
-Because that’s how God created us – why?
And that’s how it can continue until the little lady yells an understanding and well considered, Yes!, with fist pulled back, and the word drawn out with emphasis on the ”s”. And the question game ends.
Selma does what’s known in research circles as ”prompting”. She poses in depth questions and doesn’t let up until she’s satisfied with the answer. I wish more people were like Selma, as it concerns existential questions – that they’d continue fielding questions until they receive the only soul comforting answer. The Bible promises that he who seeks shall find.
Jesus, thank You for answering man’s questions and for allowing Yourself to be found by all who truly seek You.