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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"God must have been sleeping"

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Tuesday's Grand Connection Thought
by Mary May Larmoyeux

Not too long ago, one of our grands was unsuccessfully trying to stop sucking her thumb. “Did you ask God to help you?” I said.

“Yes,” she replied, “But He must have been sleeping.”

A smile crept from my lips. "Let's see what God says about sleeping," I said and looked up "sleep" in the index of my Bible. I turned to Psalm 121:3 and read out loud: “He who watches over you will not slumber [sleep].”

“Honey, does God sleep?” I asked.

“No,” she said and paused for about a half of a second. “I guess I wasn’t listening.”

I wasn’t listening. Somehow her words struck me as quite profound. I wondered about the times when I thought God wasn't speaking to me.

Psalm 81:13a (NIV) says, “If my people would but listen to me." The Message, a Bible paraphrase, words this same verse a little differently: "Oh, dear people, will you listen to me now?"

Today, I'm gong to make an effort to be still ... and listen ... and hear what God has to say.

Have a great week,

© 2008 by Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.
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KarenJordan said...

Love those teachable moments...when I learn from my grandkids!

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

I learn so much from the grandkids, Karen! Wish I knew what I know now when I my kids were little. :) Guess time is what makes a grandmother "grand."

Anonymous said...

"Be still and know that I am God" is my favorite verse. I keep it close because it's so calming. - Rita

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Rita, I love that verse, too!