DayBreaks for 3/11/14 – God’s Phone Number
NOTE: From the DayBreaks archive, dated, 3/11/2004. Galen is traveling this week. New DayBreaks will resume next week.
Have you ever wanted to call someone but were afraid it was too late? Or too early? When you don’t know someone’s sleeping habits, it can be hard to know when it is too late or too early to call. Of course, if they are a true friend, you know that you can call them in case of emergency at any time of the day or night, and they will pick up the phone and care for you and your problems. Those are wonderful friends to have!
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to call God? Well, in a way, God does have a phone number. Bono, the lead singer for the band, U2, applied that name to Jeremiah 33:3 (NIV) – ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ Interestingly enough, on their album, All That You Can’t Leave Behind, the cover photo is of the band in the Charles DeGaulle airport, waiting for a flight, and they had the gate number changed to J33-3 (for Jeremiah 33:3) so that it is visible in the background.
God has always promised that if we seek Him (no matter what time of the day or night), He’ll meet us. But He’ll do much more than that, according to this verse. He’ll answer us, and He’ll tell us great and unsearchable things – stuff we couldn’t possibly find out on our own. Like what? Like what His heart yearns for, what He wants for us, how He feels about us, what He wants to do for us and with us, what gives life meaning and purpose and value.
It’s never too late to call God. Just ask the thief on the cross.
You’ve got God’s phone number. Will you use it?
PRAYER: Thank You for giving us Your direct phone number, Lord, and for inviting us to use it at any time, day or night! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Copyright 2014 by Galen C. Dalrymple.
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