As a husband, father, pastor, author, and perpetual student, I am constantly reminded of how much I really don’t know.
What if I made a list of all the things I don’t know? Well, that would be impossible, especially when there are so many things that I don’t know I don’t know.
Here are some things I wish I knew more about or could better understand. If it were possible to master these subjects, my self-esteem might go through the roof! Some may even call me a “know-it-all” in a non-derogatory way!
Do you know the answers to the following questions?
- How can only three knobs (valves) and two lips play an infinite number of musical notes?
- How do people get clean in dirty bath water?
- What are hot flashes, and why women hate them in the winter?
- Why are things like Pi (things that have no answer) so dadgum important?
- If animals in cartoons and movies can talk to each other in English, not to mention read, why don’t they just write a note to humans when someone is in danger?
- Why do women wear “natural” makeup to look natural, when natural was what they were before they put on the makeup?
- Greek grammar – enough said.
- Who killed Kennedy?
- Why can’t I just decide to increase my debt limit, instead of balancing my budget?
- Why do dogs and cats hate each other?
- Why I could never pick up a snake by the tail, but Steve Irwin could?
- How did the first person decide drinking something fermented, breathing something on fire, eating something coagulated, or using the anal glands of a beaver for flavoring (castorium) was an appetizing idea?
Life is full of persistent, nagging questions. Some questions may never be answered. I may never truly be a know-it-all. However, when it all comes down to what’s most important, I am reminded of the words of a man who was blind from birth: “I was blind…but now I see.”
I may not know everything, but I know that I will be OK when I die. I know that this world is not all there is. I know that heaven awaits me when I die. How? It’s all written in the Word of God.
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. – 1 John 5:13
Did you know that?
2 responses to “Things I Don’t Know”
Yes, the older we get the more we realize we still don’t know. When I was young, I wanted to know everything. Now, I recognize there are some things I don’t need to know. Good post. Blessings.