We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know

When it comes to technology, I don’t know what I don’t know. I can’t even ask the right questions because it takes some knowledge to do this. I recently watched a young friend as she copied a piece of video, saved it to my computer then compressed it into a zip file so it didn’t take up as much space. Not only did I not know how to do this myself, I didn’t know my computer had the ability to do this. I use my word processor and the internet, and that’s about it. I don’t know all that my computer can do; I only use a small part of its capacity.

It’s been said that we only use 10% of the human brain. If so, I wonder what is held in that other 90%. It seems to me that is a very inefficient use of a brain. Why would God give us such a capacity if we only use a fraction of it? Where are the young geniuses to show us how to access this power?

This has been proven to be a myth. There is much that we don’t understand about the workings of the brain, but brain cells are busy about the many small details that make up a functioning human body. Chances are we aren’t using our brains to full capacity, just not to such a large extent. Still, there is much we don’t know.

When it comes to God, we don’t know what we don’t know. God is so much vaster than our human minds can comprehend. We don’t even know enough to ask the right questions. And so we are left in mystery.

Prayer Request: the daughter of a friend of mine had breast cancer during her fourth pregnancy. After a brief reprieve, the cancer has spread to her bones. There is no cure but it is possible with treatment to prolong her life and keep her comfortable. Her prayer is to see her children grow up. Please pray for Linnea, that God will prolong her life for as long as possible.

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