Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, made the first call on March 10, 1876, to his assistant, Thomas Watson. What were the first words ever spoken on the telephone? “Mr. Watson—come here—I want to see you.”
Fast-forward to 2017. About 15,220,700 texts were sent every minute of every day worldwide. This doesn’t include Snaps. Add that number, and it almost triples. On average, how many of those statistics do you contribute to?
This is not meant to cause guilt, but how many of those calls are to God? God encourages us to call on him: “Call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me” (Psalm 50:15).
One of my favorite conversations to overhear is when people talk trash to each other about cell phone providers. “Oh, you have X; they stink. I have . . .” Or “I have X, and I’m always dropping calls.”
God has the best network there is. Think of this: You can go anywhere in the world, and you will never have a dropped call. He hears and he listens.
He answers all our prayers. Yes, there may be times when we’re put on hold, but the answers God gives are better than what we could imagine. Let your next call to God be this: “God—come here and be near me—I want to see you.”
Friends, call on God!