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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Speak, Lord

It's funny how our children have selective listening. Then again it's pretty loud in our house so it's possible that they really can't hear me when I'm speaking. Just this morning I was trying to ask the Good Doctor a question when at the same moment Andrew was emptying one side of the sink to ready it for dishwashing. Come to think of it, our house is often like a noisy restaurant. Maybe we all have some type of hearing loss.

So, imagine my surprise, when Shoun came down the stairs this afternoon saying, "Yes, Mom? Did you call me?" My response? "Who are you and what have you done with my son?" Usually, if I really do call for this child, it takes several attempts before he can hear me. So I assured him that I had not called for him and sent him back up to play. A few minutes later he was back down the steps, "Mom, did you call me?" Seriously? Twice in one day? Within minutes? Boy did I wish I had something ready for him to do since he seemed so eager to please. "Sorry, Shoun, I did not call you. But, if you hear that voice again, just respond with, 'Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening."

He just stared back at me with a blank look.

Something tells me he hasn't heard that Bible story yet.

I think I'll read it at dinner tonight. Won't he be shocked when he hears that familiar phrase?


  1. Eric & I had a good chuckle over this one ....:)

    1. I'm sure you did. In fact, I thought of you as I was typing it. Shoun's reaction, as we shared the story at supper, was priceless. The lightbulb went on, he said, "Ohhhhhhhhh," and he just laughed and laughed. So fun!