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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: On the Telephone (11/18/10)

TITLE: A Free Call
By Dee Washington
11/24/10


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Mooooom!

That one word is the most valuable text message I can receive on my telephone! My son lives alone hundreds of miles away and I may see him once or twice a year. The telephone is my only connection to him. Between our two lines there are hundreds of text messages, pictures, and an occasional video. But that one word exclamation of “Mooooom!” which, although it is not necessary for his benefit, is his way of communicating to his mother that he is okay and all is well. That one word via telephone from my beloved connects straight to my heart – it is essential to me.

There may be an occasion when I cannot speak to him. A disconnect occurs in the telephone line that may be due to a disruption in the transmission, or some sort of interference in the signal, or it may be due to the fallibility of the piece of technology itself - anything could happen. But of course there is the basic requirement that, since the calls are not free, you must pay the telephone bill!

Oh, the anxiety that occurs when a mother waits to hear from her only child. The apprehension - the restlessness she feels can only be understood or described by another mother with a far-away child.

The fear that takes over the mind by way of nightmares and daydreams torments this mother. The imaginations that replay each time a siren sounds in the distance are heartbreaking.

After a week or two of no telephone calls, no text messages, and a lot of anxious suffering, I remember, “be anxious for nothing…let your requests be made known to God (Phil. 4:6 NKJ);” so I pray.

“LORD, I NEED…

But something miraculous has already happened in the heavens! I can sense the change in the atmosphere. There’s a link with the Almighty!

There is never a disconnection in this line of communication and there is never a dropped call. There is never dead space, and no time lapse. No interference is possible from the point of a mother’s petition to His promise. (P2P)! This connection is miraculous. It is powerful and it is infallible. And the best part is, there is never any charge, there’s no bill to pay - it’s a free call!

The promise is in Isaiah 65:24 (NKJ), “Before they call, I will answer…” Oh, the needless anxiety I bear when I don’t access the divine telephone and immediately make that free call. He knows an anxious mother’s thoughts from afar off and, “while [I am] still speaking…”

…TO HEAR FROM…”

There! It appears on the telephone,

Mooooom!


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Noel Mitaxa 11/25/10
A warm, light touch on an issue that only parents whose kids have left home can fully appreciate. This is a natural, reassuring message of hope when anxiety can easily intrude.
Verna Mull11/26/10
I loved the way you brought in our Free Call to heaven. Without that free line, our lives would be often times filled with care. I am so glad that God speaks back to us by His Word. Good job.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/26/10
Now that my kids are starting off to college and on their own I so understand how nice and important those phone calls are. Nice job in connecting with the reader.
Lillian Rhoades 11/30/10
Your premise is solid. Thank God we don't have to pay to reach the Father. I had some difficulty transitioning with you from your story to that of "this Mom." Thanks for reminding us how accessible God is to us.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 12/02/10
Congratulations for placing 8th in level 1 !