Every Thursday my grandson hosts a radio program on the Elon University radio station in North Carolina. Today while on the air his sister called him from New York to discuss music. I then texted him to ask her to say Hi to me. She did. So there we were. I was in Massachusetts getting a hello from my granddaughter in New York via a radio program in North Carolina by using texting and who knows how many satellites. Can anyone even begin to think that God doesn’t have the technology to hear our prayers on earth while He is in heaven?
Actually He doesn’t need technology. While He is in heaven He is also here. His characteristic of being everywhere at once makes it possible for Him to always hear us no matter where we are. One of my favorite passages is Psalm 139, “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.” Poor old Jonah discovered there is nowhere God isn’t.
Reality is we do not even have to vocalize our prayers. He hears our thoughts. “In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.” Romans 8
Written by Roger Bothwell on March 13, 2015
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