Wake Up, Listen, and See
My wife, Mary, is a Cornhusker. When you grow up being able to gaze out over acres and acres of corn gently blowing in the wind, you learn the power of listening in the quiet. I’m a New Yorker. Every Saturday my dad took me to the heart of the city for his national broadcast. In the streets taxi horns blared. Drivers shouted. Millions talked. Combine this with the fact that I was raised in a family of five where if you didn’t shout louder, you would never be heard, and the sounds of silence meant little to me.
As a preacher, the Lord anointed my gift of gab on a regular basis to verbally instruct His people, especially in the Sunday morning sermon, but like Peter in the Transfiguration story, I’m still learning when to wake up, keep my mouth shut, and simply observe and listen.
“Now Peter and those with him were weighed down by sleep. When they woke up, they saw His glory and the two men standing with Him. Now when the two men (Moses and Elijah) started to leave, Peter said to Jesus, ‘Master, it’s good for us to be here; let’s make three tabernacles, one for You and one for Moses and one for Elijah’ –not knowing what he was saying.” Luke 9:32-33
LORD, Peter missed the entire serious discussion You had with Moses and Elijah about your upcoming death, resurrection, and return to Your Father because he was sleeping. Help me today to wake up, especially in settings where I need to simply see and hear.
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