The phone was ringing and it was 4:45 in the morning! You know that if you get a telephone call at that hour it can’t be good news. Nobody calls you at quarter to five in the morning just to say hello or to tell you that you’ve won the lottery….. in which case it would be a wrong number at our house. We have had people call at that hour to say G’day, but that was because they were confused about the time difference.
It is amazing how many thoughts can go through your mind between the time the phone first rings and when you finally pick it up. Within seconds, you have considered every possible tragedy that might have necessitated someone calling you at that horrendous hour, because you know in your heart of hearts that it has to be bad news. In our case whoever was calling hung up as I answered the phone. The caller ID showed it was a payphone.
I wonder if our prayer lives are reflective of early morning phone calls in that they only happen when there’s a problem. God wants us to bring Him our troubles, but I’m pretty sure He wants to hear the good news as well. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.