“They said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “She is in the tent.”The Lord said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door behind him.Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in years. The way of women had ceased to be with Sarah.
So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?”The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.”But Sarah denied it, saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid. He said, “No, but you did laugh.””
(Genesis 18:9–15 ESV)
So…T got me one of those new interactive home speakers for Christmas.
An Echo Dot.
I talk to it and it either talks back or does what I ask it to do, if possible.
It can pick my voice out of other background voices and ambient noise.
It will tell me what the weather will be, read to me, play music for me, play Jeopardy with me, then play soothing sounds for me to fall asleep to.
It’s pretty cool.
It’s also kind of scary.
It’s always listening.
From now on I will only communicate my political opinions by writing and sign language in it’s presence…
If I was a prophecy wonk, I’d combine this speaker with Apple’s face recognition and have a best selling book about technology and the Rapture…
According to the Bible passage above, my Echo Dot isn’t the only entity always listening for my voice.
God is always listening as well.
He’s listening to our thoughts as well as our voices.
We shudder at the possibility…our thoughts and speech are often less than holy.
This betrays a wrong view of God…He’s listening in order to bless us, not curse us.
God used Sarah’s silent laughter as a witness to her that He not only hears everything, He can do anything.
God hasn’t changed.
He’s always listening.
He can still do anything.
What’s He hearing from you?
Make your own application…