July 3, 2010

Saturday Smile

Back in the days when trains were the main mode of transportation, there was a little girl taking her first overnight train ride. When it was time to go to bed, her mother put her in the upper bunk of the sleeper and told her that up there she would be nearer God and God would watch over her.
When darkness encompassed the sleeper the child called softly form her upper bunk, “Mommy, are you there?”
“I’m here, sweetheart,” replied the mother.
A little later, in a louder voice, the child called out, “Daddy, are you there, too?”
“Yes, darling, I’m here.”
The little girl kept calling out her requests for reassurance until one of the passengers in the adjoining sleeper called out loudly, “Yes, we’re all here, your father, your mother, your brother, and all your aunts and uncles and cousins; now settle down and go to sleep.”
There was a moment of silence, and then the little girl, in a hushed tone asked, “Mommy, was that God?”

Have a good day and keep listening for the voice of God.