Little children should be seen but not heard...Only in middle age have I come to see how God used this distorted view to train me to sit and listen to Him from childhood. As I wondered why I was thus enabled to listen and understand Him and others, the Lord reminded me of this childhood blessing which I had taken for granted.
Until twelve years of age, I would sit on Mum's lap while watching the goings on at home or listening to adult conversations silently. As they chatted, laughed or cried, each eye movement, each bodily gesture and each pitch and tone of voice was recorded in my mind and heart...till I came to feel at home with listening.
“.....In the future, when your son asks you, `What is the meaning of the stipulations, decrees and laws the Lord our God has commanded you?' tell him: ......"