Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Leave God A Message?

I read this story today on the Internet:

AMSTERDAM (Reuters Life!) – God is taking calls.
Dutch artist Johan van der Dong has set up a local telephone number in the Netherlands, where he urges people to leave messages for God on his answering machine.
Van der Dong said he set up the number to give people an opportunity to take pause and contemplate life.
"Like praying, leaving a voicemail message is a way to organize your thoughts," he said. "It's a perfect combination for some contemplation."
Callers dialing 06-4424-4901 (or +316-4424-4901 if calling from outside the Netherlands) from March 7 will hear.
"Hi, you are speaking to God. I'm not in right now so leave a message after the beep."

It sounds kinda cute, and I can see where it could be a good thing. It does get one to thinking about Jesus and corresponding with Him. But there is a little problem with it: The part about Jesus not being in. Thank God, He is always in for us. I'm sure there will be a lot of jobs in heaven but a secretary or answering machine will NOT be needed. God does not screen our calls nor does He ever need us to leave a message. He does not have a secretary to fill up His appointment schedule. As busy as God is, He is never too busy to hear us and to help us deal with our problems. Isn't it incredible to think that God Almighty loves you and me enough to be available to us 24/7? When we "call" Him, there are no numbers to punch in, there is not a recorded message at the other end, the line is never busy, and there is no chance of a dropped call. God "picks up our call" even before it rings! Isn't He absolutely amazing?

Matthew 6:8 says, "For your Father knows what things you have need of even before you ask."

Lord, thank you for always being there to help us. We love You, and we praise You. In Jesus name, Amen.

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