04 Sep Your “Texts” to God
In 1977 NASA launched Voyager 1 on a five-year mission. Just now, 26 years later Voyager has reached the outer limit of our Solar System. Part of its cargo is a golden record with a greeting to any extra-terrestrial who might intercept it. The message in English says, “Hello from the children of planet earth.” That message is also recorded in 54 other languages. It will be another 40,000 years before Voyager has a chance of entering another solar system.
In Daniel chapter 9 we find Daniel pouring out his heart in prayer. In verse 21 Daniel tells us the angel Gabriel flew swiftly to him from God’s throne to answer his prayer. When it comes to speed, Voyager 1 looks like some sort of Model T.
Isn’t it exciting to know our prayers are instantly communicated to God? There is no lag time. And not one of our prayers is classified as spam. Like any good parent God is excited to hear from us. When I open my email, the messages from my sons get read first. If I get something from them delivered by the U.S. Postal Service it gets opened immediately.
What a thrill to know our God is not limited by time or space. He is the commander of all. Everything is under His control. He responds to us as He also responds to another prayer coming from the other side of planet earth or on the other side of our galaxy? It matters not where the prayer originates. He pays immediate and incredible attention to every detail.
Written by Roger Bothwell on November 5, 2003
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