Those who have, or are raising children, know about the question “Why?”
Sometimes the only reasonable answer is, “Because I said so.” To explain further is a waste of breath. Your response is not to be mean or to simply quiet the child, but because the child will not understand. They do not have the capacity to understand.
It is normal, even as an adult, to ask ‘why’. It can be about nearly anything. Often it has to do with issues of the universe, or morality, or human responsibility or unfair treatment, or, and the whys go on and on.
Being a Christian often means having to accept that very answer. “Because I said so.”
Man is not capable of understanding all the answers.
Non Christians may have never heard this truth. Even Christians are often unaware of it.
Truth is truth.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” and what follows, “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Speaking to faith in the God of Heaven, whether you believe, or choose not to believe, it is still true. Truth is not changed because of what people think.
There will always be “Why?”, and the only answer may be, “Because I said so.”
It’s hard sometimes to not know.
It’s hard to grasp the concept, we don’t know, what we don’t know.
It is those times, that we hear the answer, “Because I said so.”
As parents, because we love our children, there will be times when that is the only answer. They won’t understand. They often think we’re mean or don’t care.
We know that’s not true. We know that our love is so great, we are willing to hear the words, “I hate you.” And sometimes, they disobey.
Love abides. It will forever. From us to our children, and God to His.
My musing for today. Love to hear what you think. Drop a note in the comments section below.