June 25, 2014
The phone rang last Monday morning at 1:20! 1:20! You know that if you get a telephone call at that hour it can’t be good news. Nobody calls you at twenty after one in the morning just to say hello or to tell you that you’ve won the lottery. (I can assure you the lottery call would definitely be a wrong number at our house). We have had people call at that hour to say G’day but that was because they were confused about the time difference.
It is amazing how many thoughts can go through your mind between the time the phone first rings and when you finally pick it up. Within seconds, you have considered every possible tragedy that might have necessitated someone calling you at that horrendous hour, because you know in your heart of hearts that it just has to be bad news. In our case whoever was calling hung up after I answered the phone and the caller ID just said “unknown number”.
I wonder if our prayer lives are reflective of early morning phone calls, they only happen when there’s a problem? God wants us to bring Him our troubles, but I’m pretty sure He wants to hear the good news as well. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.