We all need a proper and clear line of communication. If there is any misunderstanding due to lack of effective communication, it can easily lead to chaos. Our mighty industrial world would grind to a halt. Every military campaign would flounder. Love and fellowship between human beings would be non-existent. Yet, seldom do we realize that our spiritual life also needs clear and proper lines of communication between God and us.
We all think about God only when we have problems that cannot solve. At that moment, we begin to pray and ask for his passion. It is then, and only then, that man digs deeply within the recesses of his heart and brings out the little red telephone.
A “hotline” to God is immediately established and the wires turn red hot with the man’s pleadings for his Creator’s help. Sad to say, as soon as the problems and troubles recede, man folds up the little red telephone and puts it back into its secret hiding place. Once more, God is forgotten – until the next crisis looms up in the man’s life! Mankind needs to understand that if we maintain continuous, clear, and proper, lines of communication with God, we would hardly need to dig out that little red telephone. Mankind needs to understand that regular and clear communication between God and man would defuse the problems in our lives, even before they reach crisis stage.
Of all his wonderful creations, God has given man the freedom of choice. So, God waits for man to exercise this freedom of choice and initiate communications with him. And every Christian home has the very instrument needed for this purpose. This amazing device, that has withstood the test of time, is the Bible.
When we open the Bible, we are dialing God’s number. And God is always at the other end of the line with a loving “Hello”! This is the only number that will not give you a busy signal, or put you “on hold”. God is right there for us, ready with solutions to our problems. Indeed, he speaks to us personally in the pages of the Bible.
When we are burdened with life’s problems, Jesus encourages us, saying, “Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads and I will give you rest.” (Mt.11:28). When we are afraid and fearful, God gives us the courage to say, “In God I trust, and I will not be afraid.” (Ps.56:11). When we are sad and lonely, Jesus cheers us up, assuring us, “I will be with you always….” (Mt.28:20).
The Bible is the Word of God, who knows us better than we know ourselves, who loves us more than we can ever imagine, who wants to walk through each day with us until we arrive at perfect union with him in heaven. So, why don’t you pick up the Bible and dial God’s number today? He is waiting eagerly with a spiritual “Hello”, and a solution to your every problem.