Take a bit of time to communicate

Rev Peter Carr of Buckhaven Baptist Church
Rev Peter Carr of Buckhaven Baptist Church

Some may accuse me of being a technophobe because my mobile is fairly basic in its functions, or because I don’t have a tablet or some other fancy gizmo.

Maybe they would be right!

What I find interesting about all of these gadgets that are meant to help us communicate better is, if communication is so important, and so easy to achieve – why do some who own these gadgets and gizmos prefer to ignore and not reply to a text or email?

If someone has gone to the trouble to communicate, why is that communication ignored?

Or is the problem really in the sheer volume of ‘other’ texts and emails that are received? After all, many of us now get unlimited texts, minutes and data from our providers.

So, maybe that is the real problem. Are we over-communicating to the point where some texts etc., are ignored or overlooked?

So, where is all this leading, I hear you ask?

Well, unsurprisingly in our busy, highly technological, verbose society, we shouldn’t really be surprised if God and His attempts to communicate with us are ignored or overlooked!

That’s right! Far too many people are just too busy with the day to day busyness of life to think about, let alone take time to communicate with, God. And yet, the One who made us, who loves us and knows what is best for us is only a prayer away.

“You will come and pray to me. And I will listen to you. When you look for me with all your heart, you will find me.” (Jer 29: 12 – 13).

The bible, God’s Holy Word, tells us God wants us to be reconciled to Him in this life before it is too late. That is why Jesus came to earth 2000 years ago and went to the Cross.

Accepting Jesus and His sacrifice on the Cross is our only way back to God. But that can only happen in this life; after that it will be too late!

Peace with God is only a prayer away, and that is the best, most enduring communication we will ever make.

The wonderful thing is that, when we communicate with God on His terms, through Jesus, He will never ignore us.

Will you accept Jesus as your friend today, or simply go on ignoring His friend request?

(Jn 3: 16-18) “God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life…Anyone who believes in Him is not judged.

“But anyone who does not believe is judged already. He/she has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”

A text or an email in this life has a limited lifespan. A a prayer, by comparison, can have a highly positive and significant lifespan which stretches into eternity.

Is it may be time to communicate with your Creator?