Ever have a flashback as you are doing something mundane and random like drying your hair for the day?
My mind beamed back to several years ago, when I use to homeschool our oldest daughter, Amberly. We would meet with a handful of other homeschoolers at our church on Fridays for a season. It would be a time of studying and receiving tutoring if it was needed.
One of the other mothers, who was fluent in Spanish, had offered to tutor our daughter in her Spanish.
I distinctly remember one Friday when our daughter was in a room with her tutor and another mom was in a different room helping her daughter with her studies. I was in charge of the room with 4 other students to monitor them as they worked on their studies.
It was extremely quiet and studious in that room. I was rather impressed. Then, one of the boys asked to go talk to his mother with some help he was needing on his lesson. I said, “Sure. Go for it.”
Soon, one of the girls asked to go see her mother who was tutoring her little sister to ask her a question. Again, “Sure!’
The room remained quiet this entire time. The remaining boy appeared deep into his book as is all I could see was the crown of his head and his eyebrows above the horizon of his book that he had standing up on end.
Soon, his sister, who was sitting beside him, asked if she could go to use the bathroom. “Okay.” I said. It seemed like a reasonable request to me.
The room was quiet… so quiet you could hear a pin drop. Just me and Nick, sitting on opposite sides of the table. No one had returned as the minutes ticked on.
Then, suddenly, from behind the book, a voice spoke, in Nick’s “Spock-like” logical fashion of speaking. Again, nothing but the tip of his head and eyebrows showing…. “It would appear that the population of this room is diminishing.”
I about fell out of my chair in giggles. He was very much aware of what was going on and in perfect timing, said the perfect thing that totally broke the silence.
You ever have those seasons where you read the Bible and read the Bible and read the Bible and pray and pray and all you feel is silence? Nothing is zinging in your spirit. No great revelations are being revealed to address the deepest concerns of your mind and heart.
Don’t give up! Because Someone is indeed paying attention behind the Book! And in His perfect timing He will speak the words that will cut through the silence and bring the breakthrough you have been aching for.
There is someone watching behind the Book!
I love Jesus. I think my two daughters can change the world. I think you can too.
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