One of the best things about reading Scripture is how the seemingly irrelevant passages sometimes really hit home. This morning I ran into this (right in the middle of a very unsuspecting passage about tongues and prophecy):
“And if the bugle gives an indistinct sound, who will get ready for battle?” (1 Corinthians 14:8)
Well, I don’t want to go into details or anything, but I am pretty sure Paul is speaking here to the singular tendancy of children to limply swag themselves on furniture when you desperately want them to zip up their pants and put their boots on and hurry because go blow your nose I said on the counter it is still on backwards do you have your coat not in my purse set that down and hurry get the wet wipes.
Tell me I’m not the only mother out there who cracked up at seeing herself, not just as a bugle, but as one giving off an “indistinct sound”!