Where To Go For Answers to Life’s Shallow Questions

thinkingman4We all know where to go for answers to life’s deep questions like:  What is the meaning of life?  Where am I going?  What should I wear today?  This is when reading the Bible, programing your GPS, and having a fashion consultant all come to the rescue.

I know God is interested in small things and capable of handling them, but I do hesitate to overload Him with shallow matters when there are so many colossal issues needing His attention.  And even though He knows what a goofball I am, sometimes I have to admit I’m embarrassed to ask Him some of my questions.

Let me give you some examples.

I opened the refrigerator door one morning and saw this random piece of aluminum foil sitting on a shelf.  What mindless state was I in when I put it back in refrigerator?

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Can I blame this on Patrick?

What happens to twist ties?  As soon as I release these mini-magicians from their duties of holding things together, they vanish, rivaling the skills of the greatest illusionists of all time.
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It doesn’t help that they blend into the countertop

What did I do in the night to convert my perfectly straight hair-that-I’ve-learned-to-accept, into this?
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Taking jumbled to a new level

How can Bed, Bath and Beyond give you 20% off ALL your purchases ALL the time?
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Pretty sure they mark things up ALL the time

Why don’t they make supersized boxes of cereal wider, not taller?
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One thing does not fit like the others

What is a tick-i-dee?
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Is it like a chick-a-dee only smaller?

What is this decaying food that I found in the bottom of my lunch bag?
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I think it’s a peach pit

Why doesn’t McCormick make spice jars big enough to accommodate a teaspoon?

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It’s like they don’t want you to use it up

Just as I was about to decide there were no answers to these questions, I found this card in my work mailbox.  It turns out none of my concerns are too silly or trivial for God to handle.

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Though unspoken, my prayer had been answered!

What I didn’t realize was that the person at the other end of the 1-877 number offers ’employee assistance.’  She didn’t have a lot of specific answers to my questions, but I do feel like I’m making progress.  The voices in my head have subsided, but not before God told me this profound truth:  He is stockpiling twist ties along with missing socks and lost marbles in an undisclosed location.

Where do you turn for answers to life’s most shallow questions?

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