1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20)

Samuel’s call story. [Enter deep sigh of contentment here.] I would love to come up with something new or exciting, a new twist on the text or an insight that would bring light but I have to start with what it is, a call story. God’s call into a life, over and over, until we recognize The Voice. This story tells me it is ok to miss God’s voice, God will continue to speak into our lives until we recognize and hear. Every whisper is a new chance to respond. God doesn’t keep track of how many times we didn’t hear, the Creator of the world does not get frustrated by our deafness, our Redeemer does not get put off by our blindness, The Sustainer of our lives does not hold a grudge. God speaks again. That’s it. God speaks again, and again, again. With love, gentleness, and wisdom, he calls again.

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