WifeGeeding Book Report Part 3

The Sacred Echo

Chapter 2: Sing it Again
Being a Kindergarten teacher I read a lot of books to my students. There is one book that comes to mind about a honey bear that has a hand puppet inside the book. When I read this book I use a lot of inflection and the children love it! As soon as I close the book they all shout out, “Read it again! Read it again!” God wants our prayers to be like that. Although God already knows what we are going to say even before we say it He wants to hear our voice. He wants to “keep company” with us. I feel sometimes that my prayers are very repetitive, but I’ve learned from reading this chapter that that is ok. God delights in hearing my voice whether it be in praise or requests. “Not only do I need to hear God’s voice, but also he wants to hear mine.”

Chapter 3: How Long?
For those of you who know my husband know he loves the band U2. All I could think about as I read this chapter was the song U2 sings, 40.

Waiting is hard to do. We are a society that when we want something we just go out and get it. However, there are some things that we have to wait for like marriage, going off to college, starting a new job, having children, etc. There is an “in between” period that goes along with waiting that Margaret Feinberg talks about in her book. “You aren’t fully here and you aren’t fully there.” God loves what that in between time does to us—“the humility it creates within our hearts. The prayers that emerge from our spirits. The childlike cries from our innermost beings that acknowledge utmost dependence.” Although waiting is no fun and can sometimes take years or sometimes not even turn out how we want, you learn more about yourself and grow closer to God. “Not only does God listen to our heart’s cries as we wait, but he blesses us, strengthens us, and renews us in the process.” Do you believe good things come to those who wait? I certainly do!


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One Response to WifeGeeding Book Report Part 3

  1. MamaToots says:

    True to your heritage, you are a very good writer! You express yourself exceptionally well. Perhaps one day a friend will be “reviewing” a piece written by YOU. I am proud of you!

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