Can You Hear Me Now?

May 2023

   Many can relate to speaking with someone who is in an area not properly covered by cell service.  You’re on the phone with them when, suddenly, they start going faint or their speech begins to break up.  You state, “I’m sorry I can’t hear you.  You’re breaking up.”  The individual will move a short distance and ask, “Can you hear me now?”  The conversation is good for a time when again they move out of a good signal area and begin breaking up.  You repeat an earlier statement, “I’m sorry, I didn’t get that. Can you repeat that? You’re breaking up again.”  In just a few short moments we will again be asked, “Can you hear me now?” 

   At times this becomes quite frustrating as it becomes difficult to have a conversation.  We wonder if the person is truly receiving the message we are seeking to communicate.

   At other times we try to communicate, but the intended recipient is off in another world or preoccupied in another task.  We’re tempted to ask, “Can you hear me now?  Did you know I’m talking to you?”

   Throughout the Scriptures there are many illustrations that demonstrate this very matter.  The Apostle Paul under inspiration of the Holy Spirit wrote, “For the tim ...

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