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My wife has a wonderful ability to talk on the telephone with our grandchildren.
She can create an endless stream of questions to keep them pleasantly engaged.
It is just the opposite with me. After a few questions about school I run dry
and so when we are both home my wife does the talking with them. But I listen.
I enjoy listening. I want to know what is happening in their lives; I just do
not have the creativity to extract the information. The children think they are
only talking to grandma. They don't know grandpa is listening.
My heavenly Father and I do not engage in active conversation. I do not know
what to ask Him. What do I say, "How are you?" I know He's fine. I guess I
could ask Him what He did today but I doubt if I would understand the complexity
of what He does to maintain the universe. It would be like my conversation
about work with my older son. When I ask him what he does at work he tries to
explain but I am too dull to get it. Don't misunderstand me, I do talk with God
in my prayers but it is not much of a dialogue. I mostly hear me.
Someone could say, because I do not hear Him He is not there. I would be
tempted to think so but then I remember the telephone calls with my
grandchildren. Grandpa is there. He is listening. He cares.
"And Jesus said unto them, 'When you pray, say, Our Father which art in
heaven.'" Luke 11:2
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