Staying Connected

Coffee in one hand, cell phone in the other, I sat down on the couch to send a text message to my step-daughter, Victoria.  

I wanted her to know I was thinking of her.

“Good morning, beautiful.  Hope you have a great day. Love you.”

I hit “send” and took a sip of my coffee.  

Moments later I heard that annoying sound, the one that lets me know that my text had not gone through.  

I glared at my phone.

“Message failed.  Try again.”  

Frustrated, I hit “try again” and waited.

The connection signal is sometimes weak at our house.

Again, I heard that annoying sound.

Ugh.

Would she ever get the message that I loved her and was thinking about her? 

It was with this failed attempt that God whispered a bigger message into my heart.

“How many times have you not received my message due to a weak connection?”

Honestly, there are many days that I miss God’s voice.

Sometimes my connection is weak.  

Instead of taking time to sit in His presence, pick up my Bible or pray, I get distracted by my own thoughts or the busyness of the day.

But wIth each sunrise, God sends me a message that He loves me and is thinking of me.  

How many times do I miss that?

What if I never received the message that I am loved?

Gratefully, the Creator of the universe hits “try again” because He wants all of His children to receive the message that we are loved.

He never tires of showing us just how much.

“Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, because His compassions never fail.

They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”  Lamentations 3: 22-24

God sends us daily reminders faithfully.

And even when our connection is weak, He remains strong and constant in pursuing us because He loves us.  

So much that He sent His only Son to die for us on the cross.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

His message comes through quickly when our connection is strong. 

And even when we get caught up in the distractions of life, God will continue to send  messages of His extravagant love.

Friends, our Heavenly Father wants to have a relationship with each one of us.

Keep your connection strong by staying in His word, praying and seeking Him throughout your day,

And remember, even when our connection is weak, He will try again and again.

Thank you, Father God for never giving up on sending messages to Your children of Your unending love.

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