“What’s that?” my son asked, pointing to a large farming vehicle.
“Oh dear,” I thought. I couldn’t remember what it was called and only had a vague idea of how it was used. I didn’t know how to explain this to my three-year-old.
“I don’t know,” I replied.
I was disappointed but he was unconcerned.
Sometimes it’s difficult to fit adult concepts into a child’s vocabulary. Yet I suspect we, as parents, struggle with this problem more than our children do. They accept the fact that there’re things they don’t understand. Children don’t worry about paying the bills or fixing the car. They trust their parents and the other adults in their lives to take care of the things they don’t understand.
This is the sort of trust God desires for his children. Even if God tried to explain those things we don’t understand about his ways, our minds aren’t big enough to comprehend all God is wanting to achieve in his world. Instead, God wants us to believe we have a heavenly Father who loves us and trust him to take care of us.
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