When the mail arrives the opposite of al dente, there are Questions.
How did it happen? What else was in there? Was it just my mail or was it
everyone's mail? Is it postal sabotage? Who would honestly hate me enough to throw a firecracker in my mailbox? Was it random?
There are many questions and, honestly, sometimes the questions even lead to more questions! If it was a fire in the mail truck, was it localized or how much damage was there? (Lots) Were their other things coming to me that won't be now? (Yes) Will the post office reimburse me for the damaged or missing items? (No...protected by the federal government ...unless you had insurance on the item.)
Irregardless of the questions we have, or the questions that our questions bring, we
have to realize that sometimes we won't get all the answers we are looking for. (Like what caused the fire? Why have hundreds of mail trucks caught fire in the past four years?) But the most important thing that questions can help us realize is more basic - are we even asking the right questions? (Was the driver ok? Was anyone else injured?)
In the grand scheme of things, it is a pain when we don't receive the things we should have or wanted to, but perspective matters a lot more. Some questions carry a greater weight of importance. In a world that floods our phones and computers and tvs with information and answers to questions we haven't even asked, we MUST remember the questions we need to be asking: Do you know God loves you and me? (John 3:16) Do you know God desires a relationship with us? (Romans 8, Revelation 3:20) Do you know that today is the day of salvation? (2 Corinthians 6:2) Do you know God forgives our sin and has grace? (Romans 6:23) Do you know God loves us too much to let us stay the way we are? (2 Corinthians 5:17) Do you know God has tremendous plans for us? (Ephesians 2:10)
Make sure we ask the right questions to those we meet today that God might use us to help them see the love, grace, hope, and truth God has.