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

5 comments:

  1. Wow. What a story and application! It carries quite a punch. Oh to be like Mason! Thank you, Ann!
    Hugs!

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  2. Out of the mouths of babes. Lessons I learned from our children were life changing and long lasting, not to mention humbling. What a precious moment!

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  3. I, too love those ah-ha moments. Thanks so much for sharing yours. That will be a sweet memory to share with Mason when he becomes a father one day:)

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  4. Thank you for responding to my Mason story. He is eleven years old now and just as precious as he was at four. He still gives me ah-ha moments.

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  5. You always told me to write down those children's stories and I well remember you telling me of "Mason Stories". Such the little character!
    As I am thinking of going through my first "Mother's Day" without my mama, my heart is wilted. I try to remember what my oldest grandson said to me the day after she passed away to heaven; "but grandma, grandma Dollie is still alive in your heart". And she is, but I want to call her and tell her things or see what she needs for me to pick up for her. I want to take her to the doctor, clean her house, go to Seven Springs to get us some lunch, work in her yards, get her mail. She is gone from my sight but truly still in my heart and thoughts everyday. I am so thankful for my children and their spouses because they build me up and give me therapy in doses of grandchildren. I am thankful for friends who have lost their mama's and know just how I feel.....somehow lost but thank God, Jesus knows right where I am at all times. This special friend Ann, knows my heart and I love her to pieces as well as her really special husband. God made us friends:-)

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