Our little town is one of the few left that have a town square. Smack dab in the middle of town is a cute little park with ornamental peach and cherry trees that bloom in the spring. There is also a vintage telephone booth that no longer works but adds charm to the square.
I was thinking of the days before cell phones. In order to make a call when you were out and about, you had to find a payphone. Sometimes you had to wait your turn because the phone would already be in use. You had to have change with you to pay for the call, or else reverse the charges and hope the other party was willing to pay. In those days, people would carry address books with them so you would be able to find the number of the person you needed to call. There was no automatic contact list on pay phones!
In other words, it took a lot more effort to call people then.
What if you went to all that trouble and the party on the other end was not home? Suppose there were no answering machines? It would be as if you had never called, as far as the other party was concerned.
There is someone you can always call and be sure of getting an answer ...
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. ~ Jeremiah 33:3 ESVYou want to talk? Call Him and you will always get an answer. "Yes," "No," or the dreaded "Wait." In His timing, He will answer.
I'm sharing this post today at The Loft.
You can find this link up at Leah Adams' blog, Point to Jesus