When my five-year-old grandson, Nick, watches a movie with a love scene, he closes his eyes and covers them with his hands whenever the lovers kiss. Last week my daughter asked him why he does that and he replied, “Because it's scary!”
“Scary?” Patrea exclaimed. “Why is it scary?”
“Because when a boy kisses a girl, her daddy is going to come after him.”
I have no idea how he picked up that little bit of information, and neither does Patrea. But it made me think about how many pieces of information we carry around in mortality that scare us, or worry us, or make us fret needlessly.
There used to be some things that bothered me about doctrines of the gospel. I couldn’t see how the fairness or justice in some things could possibly work out. But as my faith in a true and living God grew, I realized that I could leave all of that worry to Him because there obviously were some things about which I, like Nick, had wrong information. With other things I didn’t have all the pieces of the puzzle yet. Still with other things I couldn’t understand them in this mortal world even if God explained them to me in words. I just don’t have the mental ability to comprehend it yet.
With that discovery, I let go of the fret and worry. I still don’t understand it all. But I know that someday I will, and that when I do I will also recognize why that’s the way it had to be.