Thursday, September 2, 2010

Talk to me, Lord. I'm listening.

And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them. And said, Verily I say unto you, "Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of Heaven. (Matt. 18:2-3)

Many of my ah-ha moments in life have been through the eyes of a child and their understanding of spiritual truths.

My grandson Mason was four years old when he taught me a lesson that will endure for a lifetime. His family was at the beach for the weekend and they were getting ready to go out for dinner. His mother called Mason once---twice---three times, and then in a loud voice, intending to strike fear in him, she called one last time--- Mason Allen McKeithan, you come here right this minute!"

He peeped around the corner of the bedroom door with the Gideon Bible pressed tightly up against his ear. "Here I am, Mommy." At first she didn't notice the Bible, but concentrated on his clothes, looking to see if he was ready to go out to dinner. Then she saw it! And in her sweetest, gentlest voice said, "Mason, what are you doing, honey?"

"Mommy, you told me that God speaks to us through the Bible; I was just trying to hear what He wants to tell me."

If Mason, at four, had such wisdom, why does it take us a lifetime to learn that lesson of seeking to know what God wants to tell us. Does this story remind you of another child who said, "Speak, Lord, for thy servant heareth."? (I Sam. 2:9)

Prayer: Lord, help us to be like Mason and the child Samuel, and to say to You---"Talk to us, Lord. We're listening." Amen