Twentieth Day of Advent, 2013
…Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. (1Kings 19:11-12 NIV)
If you want to get someone’s attention, whisper. A soft voice works better than trying to talk above the noise. People pause to listen…in most cases. This method works well with crying toddlers. When you whisper in their ear, they have to stifle the sobs to understand what you’re telling them. They perceive you are trying to communicate a secret and want to hear you.
As our children grow, our technique has to be altered somewhat.
Enjoy the sounds of Christmas as you prepare for Jesus’ Second Advent
See you in a twinkling,
Brenda K. Hendricks