A while back, my wife Cathy and I were driving back from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, when our daughter FaceTimed us from Europe where she was travelling. We were on the New Jersey Turnpike at Exit 7, and she called to tell us about a credit card mix-up. Turned out the bank put a hold on her card. There she was in Europe with no working credit card.
While driving she asked us to call her bank and get it worked out. We knew her bank would not talk to us about her account, so we had an idea. With our daughter still on FaceTime on Cathy’s phone, we called the bank on my phone, got a representative on the phone, then put the two phones together face to face. There between exits 7 and 4 on the New Jersey Turnpike, our daughter in Europe talked to a bank representative in the U.S. through our phones pressed together.
Soon everything was resolved and we said our goodbyes. Amazing! The entire conversation took place while travelling down the highway at 60 mph.
The great lengths Cathy and I went to in order to allow our daughter and her bank to communicate remind me of the great lengths God has gone to in order to allow us to communicate with him.
The great lengths to which God has gone is summed up in John 1:14: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.”
The Word is Jesus, the Son of God. He became flesh through the process of the Holy Spirit impregnating Mary. Jesus was then born into the world and made his dwelling among us. “Us” is John, who wrote these words, and those with him. “Us” is also the human race. Jesus made His dwelling among the human race.
The real question is why? The short answer is so God could communicate with us. But why would God want to communicate with us? So he could have a relationship with us. Not just for the time of our earthly lives…but for all eternity.
So the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. Amazing! Much more amazing than connecting a FaceTime session from Europe with a bank representative in the U.S. by holding two phones together.
But the important thing is not the amazing lengths to which God has gone to communicate with you. Rather, the important thing is these lengths show you how much God wants to communicate with you in a relationship with Jesus Christ. Have you talked with God today? Remember talking with God daily is one of the easiest ways to experience the spiritual growth you desire.