Text me O Lord. I blinked and shifted my gaze trying to refocus on the words through my new bifocals. Second reading revealed, Test me O Lord. That sounded more familiar. I knew the Bible couldn’t possibly say text but for a brief second that is what my eyes saw and my mind registered. Smiling to myself, I thought, wouldn’t it be nice to get a text from God?
Thinking about you today
Can’t wait to hang out later
But wait, he already has. Each time I open his Word scripture becomes a text message straight to my heart.
I have loved you with an everlasting love Jeremiah 31:3
I know that plans I have for you Jeremiah 29:11
Call to me and I will answer you Jeremiah 33:3
I will never leave you Hebrews 13:5
I call you friend John 15:15
I wonder how God hopes I will reply?
Love you too
Grateful for grace
Thanks for the blessing
Nice talking to you.
Love Your plan
On the good days when things are going well, that is what I would text back. But if I’m honest, during the hardest times of my life, they would read:
This doesn’t feel very loving
I don’t like your plans
How long do I have to wait for an answer?
I can’t sense your presence, where are you God?
Friends don’t let friends suffer
Patiently, lovingly, and unapologetically, God messages back: