The other day my grandpa – 90 years old – taught me that you don’t always need to know.
I had a reason to see if he knew of there being a Barb in our family. In less than a minute, he rattled off where in our family line Barb resided.
He never even asked why I wanted to know! I’m not quite sure if he didn’t ask because he didn’t care, or because he assumed if he should know, I would have offered it in exchange for the answer.
But it never seemed to pique his interest!
Of course by the time I got home, I had already forgot that Barb was his nephew’s wife. So, I called him and asked again. And he simply answered the question. Again, no inquisitive questions, despite it being the SECOND time I asked him.
For as much as it would have drove me nuts to not know why if the roles were reversed, I found it interesting that he didn’t even seem to care! And it made me reflect.
Perhaps NOT knowing all the nitty gritty details – the why’s, the how’s, the what’s, the when’s, the where’s – is best!
But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him.Jeremiah 17:7 NIV
Here’s to leaving some of my questions unasked! Let’s see how I do…