Sermon Title: Speak, we’re listening
Text: 1 Samuel 3:1-21
Speaker: Joel Miller
There’s a running joke in our house that if the girls really want to get my attention they call me Joel rather than Dad. I’ll be in the living room or kitchen or wherever, doing my thing, generally aware of the rumble and buzz around me, when all of a sudden I’m called to attention at the sound of my name. Sometimes it turns out part of that buzz included several calls for Dad that I didn’t catch.
It’s possible I’m lost in deep thought pondering the true, the good, the beautiful, and the meaning of life. It’s also possible I can fit the description in Simon and Garfunkel’s song The Boxer: “Still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.”
What’s most likely, I think, is that even after 17 years of being a dad, that one syllable word still hasn’t registered in my body, in my nervous system, the same way that other one...