Saturday, January 17, 2009

Are you listening?

The other day Chad came home from school and told Brad about a story that they had read in English. The story went something like this...

A zookeeper had noticed a little boy standing on the fence by the monkey's cage but didn't think much of it. He looked up and saw him attempting to climb up it, he thought he should go over there and tell him to get down but didn't. A few minutes later the little boy fell inside the cage! The female (probably a mommy monkey) went over and raised his arm and let it fall, she did this a couple of times. I guess she was trying to tell if he was dead.... anyway, she picked him up and took him to the door where the zookeepers brought in her food and sat him down. The zookeeper promptly went over, opened the door, sprayed the poor monkey with a hose and grabbed the little boy. The little boy was not hurt! Luckily the sweet mommy monkey had taken him "to the zookeeper".

Chad's take on the whole story was the man was "being prompted" to tell the little boy to get down so he would be safe but he didn't listen! So, Heavenly Father helped the monkey to know what to do! What a sweet little boy to recognize this... I guess the question I ask is...
ARE WE LISTENING TO THE PROMPTINGS THAT WE MIGHT BE GETTING??!!!




19 comments:

Lisa Loo said...

mechelle had a cute post about her sweet sons take on being stoned---sounds like they both have really wonderful Mom's-----

nikkicrumpet said...

I think it's so easy to ignore promptings...you make all kinds of excuses...as I get older I'm better at paying attention...at least I hope so!

Bren's Life said...

What a sweet story. That's so cute. It can be hard to follow the promptings. When you doubt yourself & if it's really a prompting or not....
Thanks for the reminder.

Pedaling said...

we should all be this in tune.
so sweet.

Judi said...

What a great reminder!

::Jan:: said...

Promptings are such a blessing. I have learn to love them and respect them. I think we have no where near the answers to little things like that. I feel I need to question the promptings less, and just do it.

Great post.

Mechelle said...

That is so sweet. I am crying. What a sweet mom. I guess it does not matter if you are a monkey or human, a mom is a mom. What a kind heart your son has!! Your the best. m

Rachel said...

That's such a cute story!! And one I'm actually quite paranoid about, what if I *miss* the promptings of something IMPORTANT!! Great reminder, love it!

Nancy said...

I always love to hear Chad's thoughts and ideas. I still think about him in my classroom and how much joy he brought to me, always sitting on the front row, right beneath my feet. Smile.

McEwens said...

Great post, Chad is always so insightful. I imagine he shall be a great teacher to us all for years to come. I think you should post some of his artwork!

Hope you are having a great Sabbath! Love ya!

tammy said...

Love this. Thanks for sharing this sweet story. I am trying to be better at not only listening to the promptings, but following them.

Kaci said...

Very cute! And well spoken!

Marilyn said...

And a little child shall teach us. I love being in Primary and hearing the insightful (and funny and crazy) things the kids say. Great story.

Femin Susan said...

Hi.....
How awesome! Thanks for sharing!!

Mother Goose said...

I love that! yes, we are often prompted but it we don't listen to the smallest whisperings how can we expect to hear the great ones? Thanksx

Mother Goose said...

i'm here! Didn't OD! LOL, Life is good. We are just really busy. But, hopefully, time will slow down.

beth at aunties said...

I loved this psot and it is a wonderful reminder. I am so grateful promptings we recieve.
They are true blessings. Yesterday I heard a talk where it was said, 'Never suppress a generous prompting because soon they will become fewer and fewer.' Many paths are paved on good intentions.

Have a great day my friend.

Tink said...

What a sweet analogy and what a perceptive boy you have!

Vern said...

Great reminder!