Many of you are probably too young to remember the old “rabbit ears” we used to watch TV back in the ’50s and ’60s.
These ancient antennas had to be turned and adjusted time and again. I can remember my parents and grandparents adding aluminum foil to the “ears” for better reception. We even had to get up and adjust the dials on the TV to change the channel or adjust the volume. No remotes. (I know many of you are gasping for air about now. LOL)
Our boom boxes and cars had tall antennas to search for a decent signal. Now we simply flip a switch, push a button, or tell Alexa and Siri what we want. We stare at our tablets and smartphones to see how many bars we have. We Skype, Zoom, and Facetime. We can connect to someone on the other side of the continent in an instant.
In this super-tech society, we’re working smarter, not harder. We expect things to happen quickly. Easily. But maybe we’ve gotten lazy.
Yes, our world has changed dramatically, making it much easier to get information, be entertained, and stay connected. But what about our connection with God? There is no switch, dial, or button to push. He’s not on social media. He doesn’t do Zoom or Facetime. We can’t even get to Him through Alexa and Siri.
Communicating with the giver of life and creator of all things has never changed. The One who loves us and lives in us longs to commune with us. This happens through prayer. Time in the Word. Time in His presence. And it takes a conscious effort on our part.
In Jesus Calling, Sarah Young writes, “Keep your antennae out to pick up even the faintest glimmer of My presence.” ~Jesus
God’s presence is always with us. Always available. All we have to do is speak His name.
If you’re having trouble getting a signal, maybe it’s time to adjust your antennae.
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Andrea Merrell is an award-winning author and professional freelance editor. She is an associate editor with Christian Devotions Ministries and Iron Stream Media and was a finalist for the 2016 Editor of the Year Award at BRMCWC and the 2018 Excellence in Editing award by the Christian Editors Network. Andrea is a graduate of Christian Communicators and was a finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards and the 2018 Selah Awards, as well as a semi-finalist in the 2018 ACFW Genesis contest. She has been published in numerous anthologies and online venues, teaches workshops on writing and editing, and is the co-founder and regular contributor to www.TheWriteEditing.com, a blog designed specifically for writers. Andrea is the author of Murder of a Manuscript, Praying for the Prodigal, and Marriage: Make It or Break It. Contact her at www.AndreaMerrell.com.