"I do not mean that you should let your prayer fall into a pattern of mindless repetition. The unenlightened pray in this manner, imagining that they will be heard because of the great number of their prayers. Do not imitate them. Remember your heavenly Father knows what you need even before you ask."
Maybe its like that. Or it could be the toddler anthem: "Why? Why? Why?" You know no amount of explanation will satisfy the hunger of knowing & wanting...even long past the point we are reduced to a feeble "Because."
Viewing life through the eyes of grand-parenting is considerably different than the eyes of a parent. You rejoice that they are still climbing. You rejoice that they have not quit. You rejoice in the willed effort to make progress one step at a time.You rejoice in the transformation from pedestrians to climbers.You rejoice in the stronger minds, bodies, faith and character.You rejoice in the painful learning process seeing that those lessons come no other way than by making the climb.
Our Father, from his vaunted view rejoices as He watches His Son, our eternal brother, Jesus, lead each of us up that painful trail herding, prodding, picking up, setting down each labored step to glory!