Last night, about 9 p.m. the phone rang…a ring unique to only one phone number…that of my son, Andy. If you are new to my blog here is a quick take…on Andy’s 22nd birthday he announce he was quitting college and moving. Moving very far away…to the other side of the United States. Three time zones…2600 miles away. He said he had a job and a place to live. I had a really hard time with his decision. I felt he was throwing away opportunities…but, he was a young adult and could choose his own way. Back to last night…
he called. It was the first time I had heard his voice since early September. With the time difference, work and sleep schedules, it is hard to make connections, especially since John and I have been out of town in places with no cell reception a lot lately. To hear his voice…it warmed my heart and brought tears to my eyes before the conversation was over.
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish;
no one can snatch them out of my hand.
My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all;
no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.
After the conversation was over and we hung up the phone and the tears were dried…I said a prayer of thanksgiving. Thankful he called, thankful we had a good conversation. I was reminded of how my heavenly Father must feel when His children don’t call, when His children don’t spend time with Him. He is NEVER out of cell range, never out of e-mail range…in fact, we don’t even NEED technology to talk with Him, to spend time with Him. No, he is ever present…all knowing…
Lord, thank you for the phone call. Thank you for being patient with me and showing me that You are still in control, that You know what is going on, that You are taking care of things. Lord, thank you for the reminder that You want Your children to spend time with You…more than just on Sunday, more than just a quick prayer here and there through the week. You WANT to hear my voice, WANT to hear my cries…thank you Lord, for the gift of your Son…for the blessings I have received. I praise you and thank you.
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