Recently the boys have been playing with Walkie Talkies. These gizmos are pretty fun because you can talk to and be in constant communication with someone you can’t see.
The other day, I came home and as I walked upstairs, I could hear the boys talking on the Walkie Talkies. One was in the kitchen and another was up in his bedroom.
I heard him say, “Dad’s home…hide…he’s really upset…”
And then I heard the reply, “I know you’re lying….dad never gets mad…”
Well, that is mostly true…it would be very rare for me to be upset when I just get home…my mood after a full day of settling sibling squabbles could be another story.
Using Walkie Talkies to communicate is different than talking in person or on the phone for me because when I use Walkie Talkies, I am focused and committed to the conversation. The moment I hear the beep and voice with static, I’m locked in and ready to respond.
The inherent weakness of Walkie Talkies is the range is typically pretty short…at least with the ones we buy. If you leave the yard, it’s doubtful the communication will go through.
Using Walkie Talkies as a form of communication can be comparable to prayer without the inherent weakness of range. God is always ready to listen to your prayers…at any time and the great news about prayer, as opposed to Walkie Talkies, is God is never out of range, never turns Himself off, and is always ready to listen….24/7.
This Sunday, Pastor Don will continue our sermon series in Colossians by preaching from Colossians 1:9-14 entitled, “Prayers with Paul.” We are told to pray without ceasing and given the promise that God’s ears are always open to our prayers. There will be much more on the topic of prayer and I’m certain you won’t want to miss it.
I hope you can take some time to read through Colossians 1 for yourself and then plan to join us in person at 8:00, 9:15 (Full KidCity) or 10:45 am, or watch the Livestream on YouTube (Like and Subscribe) or Facebook at 10:45 am.