For the majority of us there is rarely a day that we are not engaged in communication. Every day we talk to someone; either a spouse, a friend, a co-worker, a cashier at our favorite store, or even some complete stranger. We even talk to our pets. Have you ever talked to the person on the radio or television as though they could actually hear you? Yes, I have done that but then looked around quickly to make sure no one heard me. One day I was watching a movie with my family. A scene in the movie caused me to want to talk to my wife but I did not what to bother everyone else. So, I sent her a text message. The next thing I knew we were having a deep conversation via text messages even though we were right next to each other. I learned two things. One is to stop picking on youth for texting each other when they are together. The other is my thumbs are not in shape for that kind of activity.
All this communication occurs because we have an inherent desire to be in relationships. In Genesis 2:18 we read, Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.” God knows that we still desire relationships and that it is still not good that we should be alone. As much as we desire to be with and communicate with each other did you know there is one who is dying to meet you? Or I should say died to meet you. It is God who desires to be in relationship with us. God’s desire is so great that Jesus died for us so that this relationship could be restored. Do you desire to communicate with God each day? The apostle Paul says, “pray without ceasing” (1 Thes 5:17). Prayer is our communication with God. Why waste our time talking to the television or the radio when we could be talking with the creator of the universe? God is always there waiting for you to communicate. God is never too busy or pre-occupied with something else so that He does not hear you. So why not take time to communicate with God in prayer? No special skills are needed, no new technology to learn, no sore thumbs, just a desire to communicate. So, go ahead and pray right now. God is waiting.
Grace & Peace,
Rev. Bob Clark