“I think they’re talking, Mom! What do you suppose they are saying to each other?”
The twins’ Grandma looked closely at the babies. All she saw was giggle, giggle, poke.
No twins in the passel of kids she’d raised to adulthood. “I just think there’s something wrong! Those two should be talking or saying some words by now,” she commented to her daughter, Carrie.
“But twins often have their own language,” Carrie countered.
“Baw!” responded one twin.
“Hee, hee!” giggled the other.
Grandma’s concern spanned weeks that turned into months as she voiced her opinion to Carrie again. “You kids spoke way before you were their age! What about my taking them to the speech therapist to find out what’s wrong? Twins often have birth problems. These did.”
Carrie and her mom bundled up the babies and took them to an expert. Was there something physically wrong with them? A developmental problem?
The conclusion? The therapist quipped, “They’ll talk when they have something to say. They understand each other perfectly. That’s good enough for them now.”
Sure enough. Some weeks later, one twin voiced, “Mamma. I want water.” The other twin agreed, “Baw!” Then he added, “Me, too!”
It is often mentioned that twins have their own language only they can understand. It is outstanding communication between the matched set, but keeps family members guessing.
In spiritual circles are sometimes those who speak in a language no one understands. Some may feel guilty that they can’t speak or understand the spiritual lingo.
Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 14:“The one who speaks in strange tongues does not speak to others, but to God, because no one understands him. He is speaking secret truths by the power of the Spirit. But the one who proclaims God’s message speaks to people and gives them help, encouragement, and comfort. The one who speaks in strange tongues helps only himself, but the one who proclaims God’s message helps the whole church.” [1 Corinthians 14:2-4]
God is talking to us. We can talk to each other. God’s message is clear and exciting. “For the person who proclaims God’s message is of greater value than the one who speaks in strange tongues…”
No special talent or language needed! The message is for all from every walk of life to hear. Celebrate and share! You don’t even have to be a twin!
[Jo Russell is a Christian speaker, author of scores of articles, a half dozen anthology contributions, and her recent Give Us This Day Our Daily Grin – A Fun-Lovers Guide to Spiritual Living and Growing now in print and e-book on Amazon Kindle and other e-formats Smashwords. She is author of several other books, including new release Bring on the Blessings of Baskets ~ Easy, Fast, Personalized and Outreach Ministry Gifts. Amazon . Jo lives in northeast Arizona and writes a popular humorous weekly blog on her website, www.button-to-god.com.]