Once I was meandering with such rapt attention on that tiny little screen that when I finally got my three bars and stood stock still so I wouldn’t lose them, I found myself jumping around a moment later, covered in fire ants. The only place I could get reception was in an ant bed!
But cell towers do not matter when you need the Lord. Whenever His children need Him, he is just a word or a thought away. You don’t even have to dial, and you certainly don’t have to wander around outside in the heat or cold or rain trying to get a signal. “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you,” James tells us (4:8). Indeed when I looked up the word in a concordance I discovered that the only reason God is ever “far” from us is because we have gone far from Him (Isa 29:13; 33:13; 46:12; etc.).
The next time you pull out that little monstrosity, remind yourself how blessed you really are. You have a Father in Heaven who will answer your call no matter how many bars your spirit has left within you. He will hear you, even if you only have strength left to whisper.
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need, Heb 4:16.