My 3rd grader grandson, Reuben, was watching TV with me recently when he asked me what time it was. I pointed to the clock on the hearth and asked him what time it was. We have this antique wind-up clock that ticks and tocks and bongs on the hour. He studied that clock and I saw him counting with his lips as he tried to figure out what time it was. I thought to myself, ‘He’s in third grade and can’t tell time yet?’
Then it dawned on me: there are Roman numerals on that clock. He can’t tell what time it is because a third grader has never learned Roman numerals. It was all foreign to him. But he finally counted enough V’s , I’s and X’s to figure the time.
Understanding God can sometimes be as confusing as telling what time it was for Reuben. God’s ways are above our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. Its all Greek to us. But the more we understand what is important to God, the more we can recognize what He’s doing in our lives. What time is it at your house?