day 3K147: How You Gonna Call?

“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.”

Another moment that marks an end of an era.  This last week in New York City the last of the open air pay phone booths were removed.  The last ones were on the corner of 50th Street and Seventh Avenue.  Remember when this was the way we made our calls when away from the office and home?  There wasn’t another way and we’d stand outside, sometimes in terrible weather, and talk, even while someone was standing right next to us having their own conversation.  Also is now gone the classic capers of those involved in a crime or trying to solve a crime answering a payphone for their next instructions or clue. That doesn’t hold up in the movies anymore. And today we are even that much more accessible with our cell phones that there will never be the excuse again that we couldn’t get to a phone to make or receive a call.

Isn’t it amazing that we don’t have to search for a way to speak with God?  I’m not the greatest pray-er (not that I know what the measure of that is), but it is comforting to me and should be to all of us that with the words in our heart, minds and on our tongues that we have a direct line to Him. No phone, no matter how accessible and always on can replace what God has given to us with prayer.  And, He wants us to bring all things to Him, so consider that today as we go about our time at our work.

Reference: Matthew 7:7 (New Living Translation)