Thursday, 3 September 2009
Bells, Cell-phones and Whatever!
When last did you hear a Church Bell ring?
When last did you hear your cell-phone ring?
In medieval times Church bells would ring during the day and people would be reminded to STOP and pray. As Yancey says, "It forced people to remember God."
Well, we don't live in places where Church bells remind us to pray anymore, but I think it would be great to be 'interrupted' every now and again.
Our lives are so busy with work, studies, family, stress and other things that we need to be reminded that God is in our midst. It's interesting that we allow our cell-phones, radio's, TV's, internet and people to interrupt us, but we find ways to ignore the Spirit's invitation to prayer.
Why don't you set your cell-phone alarm for a random time today and when it goes off stop for a few seconds and pray? This would be a great interruption!
"Devote yourselves to prayer..." - 1 Corinthians 7:5
Grace to you,