I love advent

The third Sunday of advent, and my Jesse tree has 14 ornaments on it, each representing a story. The latest addition is the lamp, for the story of Samuel. Do you know it? He was a boy, living in the temple with the priest Eli, when he heard the voice of God in the night. He assumed it was Eli, and trotted off in his bare feet to see what Eli wanted. The third time he woke poor Eli to see what he was being called for, Eli figured out that the boy was hearing God. The children’s Bible we used to read our eldest granddaughter had an illustration of an increasingly grumpy Eli and his equally grumpy pet (a cat, from memory). Tomorrow’s ornament is a harp, representing the shepherd boy, David.


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