Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My Sound Vortex

Hubby and I went out the other night to a new seafood restaurant, one we hadn’t tried before. We were seated at a small, wooden table, arm distance from the neighboring table. The concrete floor and domed ceilings made the small restaurant fill with the sound of dozens of conversations. We settled into our own dialog and enjoyed our meal. We were nearly to the end of our meal when hubby cocked his head to one side, looked around and settled on a lady three or four tables over.

“I’m in a sound vortex” he told me.

VORTEX, huh? Really? And assuming he was just kidding around, being silly how he usually is, I continued to eat my crab legs.

“No, really”

He went on to explain that throughout our entire visit, he had been able to hear this ladies voice, coming straight at him as if she were using a megaphone. I looked at who he was pointing to. She was talking, but I couldn’t hear her speaking. She was too far away. I could hear the people close by me, but there was no way hubby was able to hear this person. He was just joking around.
Maybe it was my rolling eyes or sarcastic nod, but he knew I didn’t belive him. After some persistence, he convinced me to trade spots with him. Half expecting him to tell a joke about being gullible, I switched him spots.

All of a sudden, it was as if this lady had a direct speaker into my ear.

I could hear EVERYTHING.

It was the coolest thing ever. It wasn’t just a muffled tone where you can make out the conversation. It was so clear, it was difficult to hear anything else. The dome ceilings made a perfect sound vortex as hubby called it, and there was only that one spot where this phenomenon could be experienced. This was an eavesdroppers dream.

I have been thinking about that experience.

There are so many noises in our lives, in my life. Sometimes, I might be in a good place spiritually, but not the right place. Meaning, I can’t hear what the Lord is trying to tell me, until I move, until I change what I am doing.

Once I changed seats with Hubby, I could hear clearly.

But Hubby could hear clearly the whole time.

Am I ready to hear when the Lord speaks to me through the spirit? Am I ready to make changes necessary so it is HIS voice that comes through to me as if by megaphone? Do I let the noise of life interfere with what I need to be listening to?

It was a fun night, on a date with my hubby. And just another reminder that the Lord knows who I am and knows what lessons I need to learn.

Even in a seafood restaurant.

3 comments:

Tink said...

What an awesome analogy! I loved it and it truly touched my heart and got me pondering upon the things you shared! Thanks for this. Have a great evening.

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Just wanted to stop by and wish you a blessed and very Merry Christmas! ♥ Hugs :) Shauna

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

wow awesome thoughts! thanks for sharing!