Mysteries …

“Three things amaze me, no, four things I’ll never understand— how an eagle flies so high in the sky, how a snake glides over a rock, how a ship navigates the ocean, why adolescents act the way they do.” Proverbs 30:18-19

Many things are mysterious, but one I’ve always wondered about, “Do clothes dryers eat socks?” I’ve been folding clothes for children for many years, and when it comes to socks, there is always at least a  pair that doesn’t have a mate. Today, I had four lonely socks. It’s my guess they never got into the washing machine in the first place. But where are they? Did I vacuum one without noticing, is there one hidden in a pajama pant leg? Whatever, it seems my grandsons don’t have a sock fetish anyway, as they wear mismatched socks frequently.

King Solomon had four mysteries that amazed him: How an eagle flies, how a snake can glide over a rock, how a ship navigates the ocean, and why adolescents act the way they do. I would add to that list why people lie, cheat, break the Ten Commandments, ask for forgiveness and then sin again, and why a child runs a high fever and the minute he enters the doctor’s office, the fever is gone.

If we knew all the answers to life’s mysteries, there would be no more life puzzles to solve.

Lord, help us solve mysteries that keep us believing in something we cannot see or touch. Amen.


About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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