“He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” Matthew 11:15 (NASB)
Sometimes our signals get crossed.
We miss assignments, meetings or the lesson we were supposed to learn.
Information overload, fatigue, anxiety, anger or hunger can trigger forgetfulness, hurt feelings and more.
Sometimes we can’t hear the message.
As I drive to work, I tune into a newscast broadcast from a radio station 130 miles away. Most days, I strain to hear the report, but a mournful jazz riff from a competing station interferes.
I wonder if God’s messages run into interference for people as anxious to hear from him as I am to hear the day’s headlines.
Some may feel as though God is not listening to their pleas.
Others may be hearing conflicting messages among all the noise in our society. And still others may be so many miles away from his signal tower that they have no chance of tuning to the correct frequency.
What’s frustrating is that even Christians argue so much that it can be confusing for a seeker.
I heard a denominational joke at a faith-based workplace once. It went something like, “We have 15 million members in our convention and 16 million opinions on how ministry should be done.”
But there’s good news. God will always make the signal clear for you. The giant headline is that he sacrificed his only son to redeem your life.
God is broadcasting loud and clear. May you have ears to hear how much you are loved.
And as harried as we all are, solutions for interference exist. Mine? Satellite radio with 24-7 news channels.
Lorri Allen is news director for KYTX CBS19.