It’s finally happened, what has been predicted for years has arrived…the cell spell is here.
Now don’t wrinkle your nose, as if you don’t know what I’m talking about. Chances are, you’re probably under that spell too. You can’t avoid it; they’re everywhere - in cars, grocery stores, the mall, theaters, parking lots, airports, restaurants, churches, public bathrooms, private bathrooms. Phew! Cell phones are everywhere. Even in saunas. Now, that gives a new meaning to the phrase "heated conversation."
Not long ago, my friend stepped in the elevator. A good-looking hunk leaned on the wall, arms crossed, said, "So where you headed?"
My friend, being the only other breathing human in the confined quarters, sucked in her stomach, squared her shoulders and shot a sweet smile. "I’m going to HR, need to resolve some things."
When the guy kept on talking, my friend realized he was on his cell phone, using those gadgets you stick around your ear.
Cell phones have become part of us. They are part of our society and our daily lives. And they have become a vital tool to survive in a hectic world. I admit, I’m in with the rest. In fact, I always have it with me. I figured it’s safer to have it. No matter where I go, I can connect with somebody. Should I fall in a sinkhole? No problem, help will be on the way - got my cell with me.
They’re handy when you want to call someone. But when real trouble comes about (you know the kind - painful difficulties that press anxiety, jab fear, and pounce desperation into your heart) no cell phone or person you can call will ease the grief and anguish. Friends and support can be present for a moment, maybe days…but like cell phones, their batteries also run low.
It’s to be expected. They’re humans too. But like dawn follows night, God follows our steps. And He’s but a heartbeat away to rescue our feeble soul when our days are dark, our battery is depleted, and our soul cries for help. “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble, therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the sea" (Psalm 46:1-2 NIV).
So if you’re like me, and have fallen into the cell spell, I invite you to spell out God’s Word, digest his message, and put Him on the speed-dial of your heart.
His battery never runs out, His power is mighty, and His range to reach us encompasses the entire universe.
Janet Perez Eckles--Faith and Love with a Latin Flair
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