Are You Listening?

January 15, 2020

When Samuel went to sleep in his place, the LORD came and revealed his presence, calling out as before, “Samuel, Samuel!” Samuel answered, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” (1 Samuel 3:9-10)

You read about a mission trip in the parish bulletin, and think to yourself, “This sounds right up my alley.” You talk it over with your spouse and commit it to prayer. Ultimately it moves to the back burner, and then off the stove completely. The opportunity comes and goes.

The Salvation Army bell ringer shouts, “Hello!” You check your pockets quickly. No change. You know all you have in your wallet are $20 bills. You can’t put a $20 bill in the red pot, right? So you wave hello and move on.

Your son sees your car pull into the driveway and runs out to greet you, two mitts and a baseball in his hands. “Oh, buddy, not tonight,” you say. “I’m so tired.”

God reveals His presence daily. Is His servant listening?

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