Caller ID is a very interesting part of our society. I would imagine that Alexander Graham Bell probably never would have guessed that the telephone would eventually become so prevalent that people would have a service that would allow them to see who is calling so that they could decide whether or not they actually wanted to answer. We see this all the time when we are out and about and someone gets a call on their cell phone. The first thing they do is to look at the screen to see who the caller is, so that they can decide whether or not they want to take the call.
Caller ID is a nice feature, but when you are on the other side of the phone call, wanting to have the person answer, it can be very frustrating. No matter how badly you need to talk to the person, it is up to them to pick up the phone. And you can just envision the person on the other line, looking at the screen, seeing your number, and saying, “I’ll just let that go to voicemail.”
Caller ID is a convenient feature, but it has allowed us to pick and choose who we will allow to have access to us and gain our attention. The question I want to ask is, do we ever do this with God? Do we hear Him calling us, and yet just ignore Him, because it is an inconvenient time or because we are scared of what He might say, or because we just don’t want to focus on what He wants to talk about right now?
I think we do use a little Caller ID to help us ignore God at times. And that is not a good thing. God has the right to interrupt our lives whenever He wants. He is our Creator, our Father, our Lord. When He calls, we should be ready to stop whatever we are doing and listen to Him
This Sunday, we are going to take a look at a man that God took the time to talk to. His name was Moses and God called him to a very special task. I invite you to join us this Sunday for a look at Moses and the Burning Bush from Exodus 3. And then we are going to ask ourselves some questions that will help us be ready for when God wants to call us. Hope you can make it.