67 THOU ART WORTHY
545 ISN'T THE LOVE OF JESUS SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL
Welcome & Announcements
251 THE LILLY OF THE VALLEY
Scripture Reading: James 4:1-10
248 O HOW I LOVE JESUS
Sermon: The 2nd Most Important Thing in Your Life - Dr. Terry Coomer
476 I SURRENDER ALL
1 JOYFUL JOYFUL WE ADORE THEE
269 THAT BEAUTIFUL NAME
Sermon: Don’t Give Place - Dr. Terry Coomer
484 SOFTLY AND TENDERLY
God Can Hear You!
In Nashua, New Hampshire, a woman and her dog were rescued from a sewer system they had fallen into while out on a walk. The woman started screaming for help through one of the pipes in the system. As one of the people involved told the reporters, “We could hear her, but she couldn’t hear us” (Christine McCarthy, “Nashua Woman and Dog Rescued after Being Trapped in Sewer,” Boston 25 News, June 4, 2020.
That description really sums up how our relationship to God can sometimes feel. We’re crying out to him for help, and he can hear us, but we can’t hear him. We are reminded through the readings today that no matter how bleak the situation, God is faithful to his promises, and we can trust that he hears our cries for help.
Network World reports:
We’re obsessed with our phones, a new study has found. The heaviest smartphone users click, tap or swipe on their phone 5,427 times a day, according to researcher Dscout.
That’s the top 10 percent of phone users, so one would expect it to be excessive. However, the rest of us still touch the addictive things 2,617 times a day on average. No small number.
The research firm, which specializes in consumer reactions to products, recruited 94 Android device users and installed special software on their smartphones. The tool tracked each user’s “interaction” over five days, all day, the company says in a blog post on its website.
“And by every interaction, we mean every tap, type, swipe and click. We’re calling them touches,” it explains.
Averaging out the numbers, the aforementioned figures mean the heaviest users are touching their devices a couple of million times in one year, Dscout says.
... Probably the most interesting thing in all this was that the people surveyed completely underestimated their phone touching. While they were initially shocked by the numbers, 41 percent said “it probably won’t change the way I use my phone.”
How many taps, types, swipes and clicks take place between you and God in a day?
If the number of times you were in contact with God on a daily basis could be tracked, would you be shocked by the result? Would it be because of howoften, or, how infrequently you reached out to Him?