I asked a question, out loud and to no one in particular, but when you start the question with, “Does anyone…” you would expect out of a room with four other adults in it, one of them would provide an answer.
When I looked around, I saw that everyone had their head bowed, no, not in prayer but in reverence to the small computer they held in their hand commonly known to us as a phone.
Whether it is an iPhone, an Android, or an old-fashioned flip phone like my 90-year-old aunt persists in using, it captures the attention of so many people on our planet.
Here is a statistic copied straight from a search on Google.com
General Cell Phone Statistics
- The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year.
- Nearly 390,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving.
- 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving.
What is the point I am striving to make?
Isaiah 65:1 The Lord says, “I was ready to respond, but no one asked for help. I was ready to be found, but no one was looking for me. I said, ‘Here I am, here I am!’ to a nation that did not call on my name.
Our nation is in crisis. Every day there is a new terror on the news, and I am afraid that the people who are offering solutions are not the voices to which we should be listening. I have heard people ask, “Where is God in all this? Why doesn’t He do something to help us?”
OK, let me point you back up to Isaiah 65:1! We may be talking about it, complaining about it, trying to wish it were the “good old days” when what we really need to be doing is to look heavenward and ask the Creator of all mankind to help us.
He opened the Red sea for over one million people to walk across a dry river bed before closing it over the head of their enemies, and He is still the same God today who can and does still perform miraculous acts on our behalf… I ought to know since I am the recipient of many of those wonderful miracles myself.
Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and [a]mighty things, which you do not know.”
He is talking, put down your phone and listen!