The boy asked, "What's this, Paw?" The father responded, "Son I have never seen anything like this in my life, I don't know what it is!"
While the boy and his father were watching in wide-eyed astonishment, an old lady in a wheel chair rolled up to the moving walls and pressed a button.
The walls opened and the lady rolled between them into a small room. The walls closed and the boy and his father watched small circles of lights above the walls light up.
They continued to watch the circles light up in the reverse direction. The walls opened again, and a beautiful 24-year-old woman stepped out.
The father turned to his son and said, "Quick, Go get your Maw."
This story illustrates the fact that when we don’t understand something then we tend to jump to conclusions.
Lack of bible knowledge causes people to jump to conclusions also. Honest and sincere people sometimes read a scripture and jump to a conclusion because they don’t consider all the bible says about the subject. Before we draw conclusions on what the bible says about a particular subject we need to be sure we have all the information available. A good concordance is a valuable tool to help with gaining that knowledge.
We also jump to conclusion about people sometimes because we don’t have all the information we need. There may be circumstances we are unaware of that contribute to the attitudes or actions of others. As the old saying goes, “We should not criticize a person until we have walked a mile in their shoes.”
Jumping to conclusions can be dangerous for us whether it pertains to our understand of God’s Word or other people. We need to look closely before we leap. - Larry Pasley