Aimee Byrd posted on Facebook: There’s nothing like a song with some good whistling in it: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” Andy Griffith, Jack Johnson’s new “I Got You,” “Patience,” “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard”…
So I commented that Otis Redding’s Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay has one of the most memorable whistles ever when it fades at the end.
(Did you know that Otis wrote and recorded that song shortly before he died in a plane crash in 1967? It was the first posthumous single to top the charts in the US.)
A More Memorable Whistle
But the most memorable whistle ever must be the one recorded in Isaiah 7:18-19.
In that day the Lord will whistle for flies from the Nile delta in Egypt and for bees from the land of Assyria. They will all come and settle in the steep ravines and in the crevices in the rocks, on all the thornbushes and at all the water holes.
So when the Lord whistles for attention, flies and bees from east and west come quickly.
For me, I think there may have been times when he was whistling at me, because there have been some times when I haven’t been all that ready to listen to him. I’m glad he’ll do whatever it takes to keep me with him.
How do you respond when God calls for your attention?