Several years ago Verizon Wireless ran an ad campaign with this image spread across our TVs, newspapers, magazines, the Internet. Who didn’t know who owned the tag line, “Can you hear me now?”
Verizon had adopted the slogan “We never stop working for you,” with commercials showing a Verizon employee walking about in strange places continuously asking, “Can you hear me now? Good.” This was a representation of Verizon’s test technicians. Later, when networks expanded, Verizon continued to use the image but not the words, “Can you hear me now?”
Yesterday I was reflecting on how fragmented our lives can become if something goes wrong with one of our many technology systems. We can instantly be disconnected from family, friends or business associates.
If we can’t do it right now and send it right now and have it there in a matter of minutes, we feel disconnected.
If the computer crashes, we feel disconnected.
If the cell phone battery isn’t recharged and goes down, we feel disconnected.
If the voice on the GPS isn’t working just right and we can’t get directions, we feel disconnected.
What if no one listens to what we have to say? We feel ignored, and disconnected.
Let’s stop a moment . . . and think about the Great Connection we have that is never disconnected, unless we disconnect it ourselves.
How does God feel when we don’t respond to His whispers, His nudges?
And it’s easy to do in this busy world of run here, go there, pick up this, pick up children, make dinner, do the laundry.
It’s easy to forget that God is waiting, listening, hoping to hear from us, for some recognition that we know He’s still there and waiting.
God is a connection that’s always available. Have you stopped to listen today for what He might want you to hear? Do you think He ever asks, “Can you hear me now?”
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And visiting Joan at Grace Cafe