- Mail Waiting -
Perhaps two of the most pleasant words in Computer Lingo are the words: "Mail Waiting." Come on, admit it. When you log on to your system at work or your internet connection at home, the first thing you look for is whether or not you have mail, isn't it? And aren't you just a little bit disappointed when you log on and there is no mail in your In-Basket?
Congratulations, you're normal. Each of us enjoys receiving notes across the net. Receiving a note shows that someone else is thinking about you; or they need and value your input on an issue; or they want to update you on what is happening with them; or they just want to say 'Hi.'
When "Mail is Waiting," you know the sender desires to communicate specifically with you.
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalms 119:105
Over the years, God has communicated in many different ways to many different people. On one occasion, God communicated in a “still small voice.” On another, He spoke to Moses from a “burning bush.” Then there was a “voice from heaven” at Jesus’ Baptism, and even an incident when Balaam’s donkey spoke to him. The list goes on and on – God using His infinitely creative energy to communicate with His beloved creation.
But of all the ways that He has communicated with us, it is interesting that one of the most effective, was also one of the simplest: He sent us a letter. A note, if you will. Written by God, through men and sent across centuries under the watchful eye of the Holy Spirit. (Note: this watchful eye far exceeds any double-bit error protection system that we might ever dream up!)
A note from God. A note that says He is thinking about us: always. A note that says he desires our input back to Him: our worship, our praise, our prayers. A note to update us on issues: issues that never change, like love and life and trusting in Him. A note to just
say “Hello.” Because, sometimes we forget that He is there, and we wander off to struggle with life on our own.
Have you ever logged on to your system, saw the “Mail Waiting” indicator turned on, then just logged back off without bothering to
check the mail:
“It’s probably not important, I’ll check it later, when I have more time.”
“It’s probably not meant for me. It was sent to the wrong ID and has no meaning or relevance to me.”
“I already have too much going on, the last thing I need is another note making demands on my time.”
God used thousands of people over thousands of years to send you a message like none you have ever read before, or will ever read after. It is important. It is relevant. It is demanding.
There is an old Book from a heavenly Father about the things you are dealing with in your life even today. It’s called the Bible. It has a “Mail Waiting” light on it.
Check your Mail.