While at work the other day, I noticed a giant bee creature on the outside brick of a building.
It may have been almost two inches long.
I quickly went inside to get my camera.
Taking a few up-close and risky shots, I feared he might decide to pay back my curiosity with a sting.
I only hoped I was capturing his likeness clearly.
Alerted to my presence, he flew to a nearby tree.
Undaunted, I followed him.
After a few more photos, I left him there, clinging to a branch.
I also left him not really knowing what I was leaving.
I had never seen anything quite like him.
Searching the internet for types of bumblebees in my area brought little results.
Unless I choose to spend what possibly could turn into a considerable time looking, I doubt that I will ever know.
It will probably remain an unanswered question.
A what question.
It seems that each of us face two major types of questions during our lives–
the what questions and the why questions.
Each brings about their own set of challenges.
In fact, often when the question of what is answered, it is quickly followed by why.
Sometimes, the answers are readily available if we know the proper source to consult.
At other times, though we try our best to find out, we are left only with questions.
It is at these times that we must ask God.
He does not tell us to refrain from asking, yet, in His sovereignty, He decides what answers He will give.
According to the Bible, God gave great wisdom to King Solomon.
When the Queen of Sheba heard of his extraordinary gift, she embarked on a journey to meet him and see for herself what had been told of him.
In the Book of I Kings, chapter ten, verse three, we find an important statement:
"Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was too hard for the king to explain to her."
All of her what questions.
All of her why questions.
Though Solomon possessed great wisdom, all wisdom comes from God and it was God that granted it to him.
There are some questions that ache from the deepest areas of our hearts, longing to be answered.
Lifetimes are spent seeking the what and the why of this or that.
We can ask God for answers and we can ask God for wisdom.
Then, we must listen for His reply.