Curious – Eager to learn or know; inquisitive.
Now that I am…and I have a real bad case of it.
As I grow older my level of curiosity seems to be accelerating due to my awareness and acknowledgement that my time on this earth is limited and most of it is probably behind me, not in front of me.
So, therefore, I am curious about everything and do not understand why other people are not.
A book I enjoyed, Primal, by Mark Batterson, has a chapter on Holy Curiosity. Now that I can dig in on!
Curiosity has my attention all the time.
A quote by Albert Einstein, from the book Primal, on page ninety-five.
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.”
Read any number of the Psalms and contemplate the wonder of creation.
Read Psalm 139 and let your curiosity go crazy as to the knowledge that God had of each person created before they actually were brought into being.
I would encourage you today or when you read this to spend the next twenty four hours working into your conversations the beginning phrase, “I am curious, why did you…or how did you…or when did you…?”. You will be amazed as to what you will learn.
Be curious, explore, delve deeper, ask God to explain why He did what He did when He did it. Ask people the same question.
Be curious. My gosh…be curious.
I will leave you with additional words by Albert Einstein.
He said, “I have no special gift. I am only passionately curious.”
“In all thy getting, get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7