Marvels abound. Technologies work wonders all around us; in the workplace, the entertainment world, and in our homes, where millions capably reproduce documents, via printers, copiers, faxes, and may become impatient if it isn’t accomplished within seconds.
There’s another marvel, not correlated to electronics. At least not in the way we would imagine. Our brain. It too reacts with split-second impulses, even faster than electronic devices. However, I’m not going to attempt to cover functions of the human mind here. That would take volumes.
The process I want to talk about is prayer. Most likely, people who pray do so quietly. They utter requests silently within the core of their mind, in their inner being, in a few words or with heartfelt torrents of appeals. What I find marvelous is, we don’t even have to say it out loud.
We could, if we wanted to, but we don’t have to. Somehow, the God of the Universe, the Majestic King and Creator of this earth and the cosmos that surrounds us, hears.
I thought about this today. Sending electronics signals becomes microscopic in comparison to universal prayer. How many telepathy messages travel through the galaxy in the time it takes to send a document to a printer? In how many languages? As a Christian, we’re taught Jesus is “in” us when we receive Him. Maybe that’s how He does it. It’s still wondrous.
As the anniversary of September 11 approaches, it comforts me to know that every person who called out to God through Jesus, went to Him. “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.” (John 6:37) And sometimes, they didn’t even have to say it out loud.