Sheep looking (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
[Jesus said] My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
Take a moment and think about a friend. Now, imagine that you had spent some time with this person a few years ago and had become acquainted … but then you had never heard from them again.
Does that still count as a vital, vibrant relationship? Probably not. Communication matters. Connection is important.
What about our relationships with God? Are they vital? Vibrant? Rich? Growing? Or are they one-sided affairs in which we do all of the talking and none of the listening?
How can we begin to recognize God’s voice?
A dusky dolphin named “Nox”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“Mom! We heard the dolphins talking! It was amazing! They sounded like ‘click, click, click’!”
The boys were excited, and I didn’t blame them. Eavesdropping on dolphins is pretty amazing.
We were at the beach, and the dolphins had come in to feed, as they did twice each day. The boys were quite young, and they and their dad were in the water during one of the feeding times. I was on the shore, watching the dolphins leap.
So how do you listen to dolphins? Simple: You lean into the water. You immerse yourself—or at least your ears–in their world. You get wet.