A speaker (Dr. Wan) has once shared his experience:
While his family and he were in Europe, there was once that they need to drive 3 days continuously, day and night, to get to Germany. So, they all got into the car — he, his wife, and his 3 years old daughter.
His little daughter has never traveled at night before. She was scared the first night in the car, with deep darkness outside.
“Where are we going, Daddy?”
“To your uncle’s house, in Germany.”
“Have you been to his house before?”
“Then, do you know the way?”
“Maybe, we can read the map.”
“Do you know how to read the map?”
“Yes, we will get there safely.”
“Where are we going to eat if we get hungry before arriving?”
“We can stop by restaurants if we are hungry.”
“Do you know if there are restaurants on the way?”
“Yes, there are.”
“Do you know where?”
“No, but we will be able to find some.”
The same dialogue repeated a few times within the first night, and also the second night. But on the third night, his daughter was quiet. The speaker thought that she might have fallen asleep, but when he looked into the mirror, he saw that she was awake and was just looking around calmly. He couldn’t help wondering why she was not asking the questions anymore —
“Dear, do you know where we are going?”
“Germany, Uncle’s house.”
“Do you know how we are getting there?”
“Then why aren’t you asking anymore?”
“Because Daddy is driving.”
Because Daddy is driving. This answer from a 3 years’ old girl has then become the strength and help for this speaker for the many years follow whenever he has questions and fears on his journey with the Lord.
Yes, our Father is driving. We may know the destination (and sometimes we may just know it like the little girl — “Germany”, without understanding where or what it really is). We do not know the way, we do not know how to read the map, we do not know if we can find restaurants along the way. But the little girl knew the most important thing — Daddy is driving — and so she is safe and secure. She knows that her Daddy will provide all that she needs.
Do you know your Daddy, the Great Shepherd, is driving today? What are your behavior and response as a passenger, His child?
You may have asked many questions before, but can you like the little girl, starts to realize the most important focus should be “Daddy is driving?”