So the five minute Friday word this week is unknown and the blogging through the alphabet letter is H this week. When Kate presented the word unknown this idea immediately popped into my head. Hiding the Unknown. How does one see the unknown? How can one hide the unknown? What does one do when the unknown is discovered? Isn’t that an intriguing thought? 🙂
Hiding the Unknown
Talking with my lad, we considered the future.
So many unknowns, so many possibilities.
How does one make a decision?
Can one know the correct path to take?
All one can do is consider what is directly there.
Learn yourself and the needs you have.
Then take the path that meets those needs
EVEN IF you don’t know exactly the end result.
Knowing my lad’s brain I brought up
How there are two endings: Life or Death.
In life, you have success or failure at the end of a given path.
And that the end of a path,
Success or failure isn’t determined in the immediate
All that learning never goes to waste.
Lessons learned always move you forward.
Our conversation moved on
Talking about a gap year between
High-school and college.
The solidifying of faith.
The value of understanding one’s faith
Before moving into a place that
Challenges your faith in so many ways.
Causing many young people to leave their faith behind.
How does one help a young person to
Know the hidden secrets of the kingdom of heaven?
To know the parables they hear, apply to them.
And don’t hide Christ behind a mirror dimmly seen.
How do I help my son not be one who
Seeing does not see
and hearing does not hear and
Does not understand.
Over the next four years
I see continued learning
and searching out
Of teaching and seeing.
Trying to help a lad
Solidify his faith, Hiding the Unknown
As he moves forward into life
As an independent adult.
The Bible Tells Us This
Then the disciples came and said to [Jesus], “Why do you speak to them in parables?” And he answered them, “To you it has been given to known the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For to the one who has, more will be given, and he will have an abundance, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. This is why I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. (Matthew 13:1-17)