“The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” I Samuel 3:10
My niece, Rachel, stopped by to visit with her two-year-old, Talia, in tow. Talia found something new – an ornate shelf, which held several teapots from around the world. She spied one just her size, a miniature tea set from England. She picked up a teacup and drank some tea.
“Hey, she’s never done that before!” I exclaimed. “When did she become interested in teapots?”
“Her aunt Emily gave her a play set for her birthday last week!” Rachel laughed. She tried to still Talia’s hands, “Maybe we shouldn’t play with this one.”
“Oh, it’s okay, she can’t hurt it.” I assured her.
Talia poured some imaginary tea and filled it with cream. The tea set looked very beautiful with its tiny rosebud pattern and of course, was very fragile. “You can’t find this in America,” I said.
A moment later, Talia broke a handle on the delicate creamer. “I’m sorry, Aunt Amy,” Rachel said, “Her fingers are too clumsy to handle this stuff.”
“It can be fixed, don’t worry.”
Rachel pulled Talia over and whispered something in her ear. Soon, she was chasing after the dog and forgot all about the tea set.Later that day, I tried to fix the creamer. The handle Talia broke had a chip missing and wouldn’t fit onto the creamer properly.Sadly, I set it aside.
I, too, was clumsy recently when I broke a relationship. I thought I could easily fix it, just like the handle on the creamer. But I was wrong. God, that relationship was also beautiful. Please whisper something in my
ear to draw my attention away from the breakage. Speak to me, and I will listen.Application: When your mistakes overwhelm you, listen to God’s voice and let Him refocus your desires.
You have just read “God, Whisper in My Ear,” by Amy L. Bovaird. Copyright September 2014. Have you, like me, clumsily broken a relationship and not known how to fix it? What helped you get past the loss? Or perhaps you’ve been on the receiving end. What qualities / characteristics have to be there in order to consider letting it be repaired?
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