Hello, Are You There?

The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.  He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them.  (Psalms 145:18-19)

Our daily lives are filled with various types of frustrations, but nothing is more frustrating than when you have an urgent need and absolutely need to reach just the right person by phone only to hear that disgusting “busy” signal – “beep, beep, beep, beep.”  Or there are those times when the call appears to be answered, and you hear – “Your call is important to us!  Please remain on the line, and we’ll get to you in the order your call was received.”   Dashed are your hopes completely when you hear, “I’m sorry the number you are calling has been disconnected.”  Even worse is when someone answers, and tells you, “Sorry, wrong number.”   And, of course there are those times when your call has gone through, but your momentary excitement is crushed with a message, “Our regular office hours are ...  Please call back during our regular office hours.”  Or how about those times when someone answers and says, “Hi, this is Tom.  Please leave a message.”  It is most disconcerting when you finally get through, start to talk, and realize the call has been dropped, and you have to start all over – or that you are trying to talk and the connection is too fragile for you to be able to communicate. 

How blessed we are that our communication with God is not based on electronics, right numbers, right times, menus, order in line, or availability of someone to talk to us.  God is always available to all those that are “accepted in the beloved” (Ephesians 1:6).  We have direct access 100% of the time.  There are no menus, no middle men, no access codes, no dropped calls, no bad connections, no collect calls, no call waiting or messaging centers.

 God says in Jeremiah 33: 3,

Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things,  which thou knowest not.

 Joyously, thankfully and in faith believing, we can join David in his prayer in Psalms 102:1 - 2

Hear my prayer, O Lord, And let my cry come to You.  Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my trouble; Incline Your ear to me; In the day that I call, answer me speedily.