Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I had went to my bank and ordered checks and when they came I noticed they had the wrong last name on them. So I called the bank and found that I was put on HOLD.
I started thinking about how many times I put God on hold, sad. Then I am listening to a recording and it kept repeating the same-thing over and over, and then this voice mail came on, "I am sorry but our offices are now closed, please call during normal business hours." Wow, I did call during business hours. As I sat afterwards thinking about the situation, Most of us today have now learned to live with voice mail as a necessity part of our lives.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if God decided to install voice mail?
Imagine praying and hearing the following:
Thank you for calling heaven.
For English press 1
For Spanish press 2
For all other languages, press 3
Please select one of the following options:
Press 1 for request
Press 2 for thanksgiving
Press 3 for complaints
Press 4 for all others
I am sorry, all our Angels and Saints are busy helping other
sinners right now. However, your prayer is important to us and we
will answer it in the order it was received. Please stay on the line.
If you would like to speak to:
God, press 777
Jesus, press 1
Holy spirit, press 2
To find a loved one that has been assigned to heaven press 5, then
enter his social security # followed by the pound sign.
(If you receive a negative response, please hang up and dial area
For reservations to heaven, please enter JOHN followed by the
numbers, 3 16.
For answers to nagging questions about dinosaurs, life and other
planets, please wait until you arrive in heaven for the specifics.
Our computers show that you have already been prayed for today,
please hang up and call again tomorrow.
The office is now closed for the weekend to observe a religious
If you are calling after hours and need emergency assistance,
please contact your local pastor.
Thank you and have a heavenly day.
I have heard this before, but after the situation of my checks it really got me thinking, so maybe the next time you get through to a voice mail, just imagine if it was God's and you got it this way. Also the next time you are on hold, hopefully you won't be on hold that long, and you won't leave God holding as well. I did get my checks taken care of the next day, and I got a re-order for free. Praise God! I pray right now that God will never put me through to his voice mail. It is says in your word Lord you will never leave me nor forsake me, and I know you will always hear my voice, hear my crys, I thank you Lord.
Can you imagine getting a voice mail like this???