Friday, December 16, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Connected

Joining the others at Lisa-Jo's Five Minute Friday today with the word



It is easier to stay connected these days than our Great-Grandparents ever could have imagined. We carry our lines of communication with us and, theoretically, we can always reach one another.

However, it has been my experience that despite cell phones and computers it is still often impossible for me to reach my loved ones. I am invariably given over to voice-mail and must wait until they check their messages. These marvelous devises, designed not doubt, to give me a great measure of control in my life are somehow sadly lacking.

There is one connection, however, that is one hundred percent reliable. The moment I utter a word to Him or a single thought flies heavenward, He bends down to listen. There is never a time He is too busy or hands me off to voicemail. There are no menus with numbers to push, no automated voices. He is always there - in person, listening with all His heart.

This is the one instance where I am totally in control. I am the only one who can break the connection. His desire is that I be connected at all times.



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  1. So true, Linda!!

    I remember when my office thought we'd get "modern" and have a voice mail system that allowed the students to get in touch with the professors by putting in the first 3 letters of their last names. The trouble was - these students knew their profs by first name (we were a very casual group) and didn't know their last names! They were very unhappy. It didn't take long to go back to answering the phones personally, and I was very happy. I think I detest voice mail mazes more than just about anything that technology has given us.

  2. yes, such a good reminder that God bends down to hear each time I speak to him. thank-you for sharing.

  3. It is interesting how in an age of social media and "instant communication" it can be so hard to reach people or have their attention once you do reach someone... But there is one who is never too busy and that will not change! Great post, thanks for sharing!

  4. So true - God never lets us go to voicemail!

  5. in be connected.
    i have never thought of it that way.

  6. Thanks for sharing these thoughts, Linda. Trying to reach a "real" person can be so frustrating.

  7. Hello dear Linda! Every time I come visit you and I read one of your posts, it lifts my spirits right up:-) I love the thought of always having an open connection to least you never get a busy signal! hehe xoxo

  8. So true. When that connection is broken, I'm the only one to blame...

  9. I'm so glad I don't need a cell phone to talk with God; I can't use one!