Monday, November 9, 2009

Waiting

A funny story. For Barrett's Bible time in school, we are reading through the stories of the Bible. I read from the Bible and then Barrett reads from his Bible Story Book. We were reading the story from 2 Kings 4:8. It is about Elisha and the Shunammite woman. She and her husband extend great hospitality to Elisha. They even go as far as to build him a room on the roof of their house where he can stay when he is traveling their way. He is so grateful that he tells his servant to ask the couple what he can do for them....

"Then Elisha said, "Call her." so he called her and she stood in the door way. "About this time next year," Elisha said "you will hold a son in your arms."

After reading this Barrett said, "What if they wanted to wait?"

I said, "Well they don't have a child, I am sure they were probably ready for one." Why was I thinking that a 7 year old was thinking about waiting to have a baby?!?

Barrett said, "No, I mean...what if they wanted to wait to find out what they were having?! He just told them that they were going to have a boy."

I had to laugh. I guess all our talk of waiting to find out what this baby is has impacted Barrett.
I guess that God has been letting people know what they are having for a long time now, even without a sonogram machine.

4 comments:

Henley on the Horn said...

That is too cute! I dreamed about you last night. You sent the cutest book to Beth to announce the baby. And, it let the reader know that the baby liked pocketbooks & was a girl. Then, there was more. You had a boy too! TWINS!!! You named them Helen & Kellen. Everyone begged you not to give them rhyming names, but you loved it. It felt so real!! We are eagerly awaiting the wonderful news and praying for ALL of you. God is with you.

Paige Stanfield said...

Too cute!

Julie said...

That story is precious. "out of the mouths of babes". I am so excited about your delivery. OK, so who is going to let us bloggees know about you and the newborn? Blessings to you all! Love, Julie Janowiak

MrsL said...

lol---I love it. Praying for you tomorrow!