On a beautiful, warm day in July, Anna Grace and I were riding in the car on our way to Target. Out of nowhere, she says, “Mom, where does Jesus live?”
A little startled at such a serious question for a two-year old, I replied, “Jesus lives in your heart.”
A few seconds pass as she contemplates that information and finally, in her tiny little voice I hear, “The Bible is a story of how Jesus loves us.”
I think my mouth about hit the floor. My husband and I are Christians and we are committed to raising Anna Grace as a Christian. We pray before meals, go to church on Sunday, and have begun saying a short prayer before bed; however, I nor my husband had ever had a discussion with our curious two-year old about the Bible.
Throughout the Bible, God speaks to many people. Sometimes His voice is audible and loud and sometimes it is that still quiet voice we hear in the midst of our darkness. As the days grow shorter and colder, I think back to that warm summer day when my daughter and I were driving to Target and smile…sometimes, as I learned, God speaks in the voice of an innocent, young girl, who touched her mother’s heart.
Listen for God’s voice today. You may hear it as you contemplate the beauty of Nature. You may hear it in the gentle touch of a spouse. You may hear it in the cry of a baby. But listen…God speaks.
What is he saying to you today?