Hello, hello... it's been a while since my last post. I have been busy working on Back Pew tasks outside these blog posts, but I am back and plan to post more regularly. Now onward to today's post.
I am 66 and wear hearing aids. I don't like to bother with them, but like my bifocal glasses, they 'aid' my aging senses.
And then, remember back in 2020, when we all donned COVID masks, eliminating any lip reading, and our mask-filtered voices resembled Charlie Brown's Teacher.
Similarly, when I seek a relationship with God but do not still my mind or slow my pace, the promptings of God's Holy Spirit may also have the same Charlie Brown's Teacher quality.
It's easy to become overwhelmed by the 24/7 din of our world with another election season upon us; we may find ourselves playing in stride as a member of the Clanging Cymbal Marching Band described in Corinthians 13:1.
But there is a better way... More QUIET, less NOISE, please.
God's Word teaches us to...
pray without ceasing, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, and when we pray to seek a quiet place and close the door, Matthew 6:6-14
There is no more excellent pursuit than to know the creator of this world.
May God bless you as you listen to His voice.
Jeff (hearing aides in and on) Larson
The mutterings on life and faith by cartoonist Jeff Larson