Some of us go to church for weddings and funerals, some of us go on Christmas and Easter. Some of us go on Sunday, some of us go daily. In the first reading, Samuel has all of us beat. He lives there.
And the point would be?
That there’s more to this, more than just being there. Even for someone who is there (literally) 24-7. There’s something more.
Does being there make it easier to hear God? Sure. But that’s just the beginning. God is calling each of us to more than just being there.
What if we don’t hear the call? God loves us enough to keep calling.
What if we don’t understand the call? God loves us enough to keep calling.
What if we’re not Samuel? After all, most of us aren’t there 24-7, and weren’t set aside for God from before we were born.
More on this tomorrow.