Instant Communication

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Admiral Robert Peary had become the first man to reach the North Pole. He and his team had completed their arduous journey in April 1909, braving freezing cold and strong winds. Yet it only was on this day, five months later, when word reached the outside world of their accomplishment. (When he returned to the United States, Peary learned that Frederick Cook claimed to have reached the Pole a year earlier, sparking a lengthy controversy. Peary was forced to spend years proving his claims.)

There was huge public interest in these accomplishments and controversies, which became headline stories worldwide.

In many ways, the controversies were fostered by the communication process. Today’s explorers can apply satellite technologies, and communicate instantly, even relaying live transmissions from remote locations.

Men and women in Bible times, in fact, faced the same kinds of communications issues faced by Peary. When questions were raised about the right of the Jews to re-build the Temple, work had to stop while an inquiry was sent back to Persia. The work was authorized again only after a process that took months.

Communication can present challenging complications. Making sure others understand what we are trying to convey. Wondering if others really have heard us. And we wonder how long the process takes. Evaluating options. Making decisions.

We are reminded that this is not a problem in our relationship with God. The Bible promises that He hears us the moment we pray. And He hears us perfectly. The Bible tells us, “I love the Lord, because He has heard My voice and my supplications” (Psalm 116:1).

Don’t wait or have doubts. Be honest with God about your concerns. He will answer, in His time. You can be confident that He hears you when you pray.