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Here is the Daily Dose for Monday, September 9, 2019.
Hear my prayer, Lord; let my cry for help come to you. Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly. Psalm 102:1-2
Do you remember life before telephones had call waiting? It was a strange and dark time in the land. You see now we are used to being able to “click over” and see who is on the line while we are on a call, but that was not always the case. Before the invention of call waiting, if someone was on the phone there was no getting another call. If someone called while you were on a call, they simply got a busy signal indicating that the person you were calling was already on the line and you should call back. The problem, of course, what that the incoming call might be more important than the call that you were already on, but you’d never know.
The invention of call waiting may very well have saved my life, or at least my social life. You see as a pre-teen and a teen I spent a lot of time on the telephone. Spending all day at school with my friends was not enough. When we got home we had to spend the evening on the telephone recounting the past day, and planning for the day ahead. These were very heady and important discussions in our minds, but suffice it to say our parents did not agree. One day my mother informed me that she was not getting important calls because the phone was always busy, therefore she would be limiting my phone time to ½ hour an evening. Such limits would make me a social pariah. How would I possibly be able to choose who to use my 30 minutes on and for that matter what if I was over my time and there was an emergency? I was stuck. But then we got call waiting and all was right with the world again. The limits were off, I just needed to make sure that when I heard the beep I clicked over.
Friends, one of the great things about God is that He has always an open line for you. No matter who he is talking to, He can always take your call too. If God is chatting with someone about just their daily goings-on, he can always grab a line for your emergency. The great thing about God’s call waiting is that to pick up your call, he doesn’t have to abandon the one that he is already on. When he clicks over he simply takes another call and keeps going. No matter what is going on in your life, if it is just a regular day or an emergency situation, you can always call on God and know that he will answer. He has enough lines for all of us at the same time and we never get a busy signal.