What if God Had Voicemail?
By: La Donna Chase
We have all learned to live with voicemail as a necessity of life but have you wondered what would happen if God decided to install voicemail? Imagine praying and hearing this:
“Thank you for calling My Father’s House. Please select one of the following options:
Press 1 for Requests
Press 2 for Thanksgiving
Press 3 for Complaints
Press 4 for All Other Inquiries
I’m sorry; all of our angels are busy helping other sinners. However, your prayer is important to us and will be answered in the order it was received so please stay on the line.”
Or what if you heard something like this:
“Press 1 if you would like to speak to God
Press 2 if you would like to speak to Jesus
Press 3 if you would like to speak to the Holy Spirit
Press 4 if you would like to hear King David sing a psalm while you are on hold
Press 5 to find out if a loved one has been assigned to Heaven.
Enter his or her social security number, then press the pound key.
For reservations at “My Father’s House,” please enter J-O-H-N followed by 3-1-6. For answers to nagging questions about dinosaurs, the age of the earth or where Noah’s ark is buried, please wait until you arrive here.
Our computers show that you have already prayed once today so please hang up and try again tomorrow. This office is closed on weekends and will be closed this Monday in observance of the religious holiday. Please call again on Tuesday after 9:00 a.m. If you need immediate assistance when this office is closed, contact your local pastor.”
I’m so thankful God doesn’t have voicemail! Ephesians 6:18 exhorts us, Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. And 1 Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to Pray constantly. Matthew 21:22: And whatever you ask in prayer you will receive, if you have faith.
We won’t be put on hold and we don’t have to push a bunch of buttons to have our prayers heard. God is always faithful, ever present, anxiously waiting for one of His children to call to Him. We can talk to Him whenever, and as much as we want and can rest in the assurance that he always listens when we pray.