Wednesday, January 07, 2009

What does God sound like?

Sometimes when we pray with the kids we have them practice silence by asking them to "listen for angel wings," or to "listen for God." Last night, M looked back at me with those big brown eyes and asked, "What does God sound like?"

I said, "Hmm." Long pause. "Go ask your mother." Hey,  she's a theologian, so she has all the answers. (He says with a straight face.) It's a good question for pondering, but perhaps tonight we will read 1 Kings 19:11-12, in which Elijah hears God in "a tiny whispering noise." Might be a good discussion-starter.