Never Too Busy to Listen


Are things busy at your house or workplace? Imagine how in must be at Celestial Control Central:

"Good morning, Gabriel. Let's go over what's on the old schedule for today."

"Yes, Sir. We've got a hurricane brewing in the Caribbean, set to hit Haiti with 90-mile-an-hour winds at sunset. Mount Keemakeetoa in Indonesia is going to start belching smoke today and shake a little, but the big eruption is on Friday."

"What about human activity?"

"As You know, sir, the Middle East is still a hot spot, along with Central Africa and Eastern Europe. That counter-revolutionary group in Peru is planning a strike against Lima in a few days. Beyond those, we have the usual bombings, murders, drunk-drivers, plane crashes, and sinking ships."

"Hmm."

"Plus hypocrisies, fallings from grace, heresies, factions, and the common sins of the flesh."

"Crowded schedule. Review the positive side for Us."

"There's a big evangelistic effort going on in Caracas, Venezuela, today. Dozens are hearing the gospel for the first time. A Mrs. Dunlap is having lunch with her neighbor that until today had not spoken to her in 15 years. Two scholars are putting the final touches on a book that will convince hearts and minds of the authority and inspiration of the Scriptures. And those 37 couples in San Bernadino-"

"Excuse me, Gabriel, but Katrina McGee is about to pray. It will only take a few minutes. Then we can finish our meeting."

"No problem. First things first."

Gabriel leans back to wait.

The Apostle Peter knew God's heart when he quoted Ps. 34:16: "? the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer.?" (1 Peter 3:12). Since He's never too busy to listen, and puts no one on hold, let's pour out our hearts to Him every day.

Steve Singleton has written and edited several books and numerous articles on subjects of interest to Bible students. He has taught Greek, Bible, and religious studies courses Bible college, university, and adult education programs. He has taught seminars and workshops in 11 states and the Caribbean.

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