Unanswered Prayers

The following is an excerpt from Neal A. Maxwell's book, 'For the Power is in Them"

    Neal A. Maxwell

    Neal A. Maxwell

....On an overnight train from Barcelona, while others slept, I was restless. The night sky was especially resplendent. It was during the same week that man first left his footprints on the moon, The overwhelming majesty of the universe suggested a communication problem God has with man. Our limited, finite minds could not contain many answers even if God chose to give them to us. Moses was overcome following the panoramic presentation he received, saying to that  sunburst  of revelation "that man is nothing, which thing I never had supposed"  (Moses 1:10). Living by faith, then, is not simply a test, but a necessity- until we are ready to receive more divine data, Meanwhile, we often go on asking God, as C.S. Lewis observed, questions even He cannot answer because they are the equivalent of: "How big is yellow?" When we often can't frame the right question, and could not contain the answer it if were given, silence must be God's only response at times...