Telephones

I was listening to a talk show on the radio the other day, and they were discussing car phones. Someone told this story:
“A man was observed in a stationary car at an intersection. While he waited, he spoke on a handheld phone in one
hand, and had a cigarette in the other. The lights turned green, but he didn’t notice. A honk from the car behind,
galvanised him into action. He put the cigarette on the seat beside him, threw the cell-phone out the window, and sped
off!”
We may smile at the story but do we realise how indebted we are to Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the
telephone? From humble beginnings, the telephone is now a very sophisticated piece of equipment.
Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that we could speak to people on a phone from a plane, space station,
ocean liner, or a moving car?

Our TV bombards us with advertisements of cut rates to Australia, England, Canada or wherever, if we call at such
and such a time. There have been specials where you could “talk for as long as you like,” to a certain country for $5, but
only at certain times. These specials may lure us into making calls that we may have considered too expensive
otherwise.
Praise God that we do not have to wait for a clear line, a special rate, or work hours, to speak to Him. We are told in Is.
33:3, “Call to me and I will answer you” – no engaged signal! What is more, sometimes we are saved even that effort,
because He says, “Before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.” Is. 65:24
Come on Telecom, Bell, or any other communications provider, beat that!
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