A nurse on the pediatric ward, before listening to the little one’s

chests, would plug the stethoscope into their ears and let them

listen to their own hearts.  Their eyes would always light up with

awe, but she never got a response to equal four-year old David’s

comment.  Gently he tucked the stethoscope into his ears and

placed the disk over his heart.


“Listen”, she said.  “What do you suppose that is?” 


  He drew his eyebrows together in a puzzled line and looked up

as if lost in the mystery of the strange tap-tap-tapping deep in

his chest.  Then his face broke out in a wondrous grin and he

asked,  “Is that Jesus knocking?”