Some news stories have the Penn written all over them.
Last month, a man became lost while hiking on Mount Elbert, Colorado’s tallest mountain. After the man failed to return when he was supposed to, Lake County Search and Rescue (LCSAR) was called in and searched through the night to no avail.
In an attempt to locate the lost hiker, LCSAR repeatedly called his cell phone, but without success.
When the hiker was eventually found, he confirmed his phone had rung, but he hadn’t accepted the call. Why not? Because he didn’t recognize the number. Seriously? The man was lost!
I wonder how often, while we are wandering in the wilderness and wondering why God is silent, that He’s actually trying to connect and we just aren’t picking up? Maybe it is because it’s been so long since we’ve talked to Him that we don’t recognize His number.
Jesus reminds us in John 8:47 “Anyone who belongs to God listens gladly to the words of God. But you don’t listen because you don’t belong to God.”
Prayer isn’t just talking to God; it’s listening to Him as well. And it’s while we are listening that we learn to recognize his voice and his number.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.