Wisdom Lottery

One of my childhood memories was the time my family was traveling from Philadelphia to Baltimore to visit relatives. At that time it was about a two hour car ride. Shortly in to the trip I started asking every imaginable question that seem to come to mind. Finally, after obliging me my mother said quite irritated; “Why do you ask so many question?” Up to that point it seemed to be a fun activity. I paused a moment and responded, “How else am I supposed to get the answers?” My mother paused and said rather exhausted, “You’re absolutely right.” I remember feeling very vindicated at the time, perhaps in some small way like I had won the “wisdom” lottery. However, I didn’t cash in as I was smart enough to realize that I was wearing my mother out with my questions. Needless to say the rest of the trip was fairly quiet. I loved that my mother always seemed to faithfully have the answers. Though I am still yet to be wise beyond my years, I know that in the best of times and the worst of times, God faithfully has the answers and we must continually seek God out. My mother became irritated because she was human but God is never irritated with our faithfulness to seek Truth. For prayer is the vehicle to God’s wisdom. And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night?  Luke 18:1-8

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