day 2758: Curiosity

“This is amazing,” Moses said to himself. “Why isn’t that bush burning up? I must go see it.”

I’ve always been curious by nature. I’ve been told more than once that “curiosity killed the cat.” I get that, but incurious cats might just starve.  Curiosity, if not the mother of invention (that is necessity) it has to be at least an aunt. I look a the great inventors and innovators of our history and there can be no doubt that they started with being curious about what could be different or better.  When we go to hire someone new, we would benefit from asking them what they are curious about?  If not much, then don’t expect initiative or new ideas.  I’ll take the curious cat over the incurious any time.

What if Moses hadn’t been curious about the bush that wouldn’t stop burning?  I’d have loved to have been there to see how that played out.  How long did he watch the bush burning before he realized, this is really odd, that bush doesn’t stop burning.  But, also imagine had he said to himself, “I don’t have time to check that out, I have to get back down this mountain”.  God may be putting our own personal version of a burning bush right in front of us, just trying to spark our curiosity.  Maybe we have one of those right now that we just need to be curious about to learn more, dig a little deeper, make a move towards in order to see what God has burning for us.

Reference: Exodus 3:3 (New Living Translation)