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H. Roger Bothwell
A Cell Phone No-Call List
This week cell phone numbers were released making it possible for us to receive a host of unwanted junk calls that will be charged to our minute allotments. Fortunately we can be enrolled on a no-call list. At first I thought I would write about God not having a no-call list, but that seemed too obvious, so I decided not to mention it. However, there are some wonderful verses of Scripture that do relate to this. How about Romans 10:12 and 13? “For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
This is a devastating passage to those who think they belong to an exclusive God club. It is so human to think we are special. Well we are. Everyone is special. Really? Remember the classic line from Gilbert and Sullivan, “If everyone is somebody than nobody’s anybody.”? That is great human logic. When we are as limited as we are that has to be true. However God is limitless. If He knows how many hairs are on our heads, and He does, check out Matthew 10:30, then each of us is somebody special.
Now we would like to think those verses only apply to our group. Sorry. Paul said “whosoever shall call.” So if you are a card carrying somebody on earth you are a non-card carrying somebody in heaven. Better yet, if you are a nobody on earth, you really are a somebody in heaven. As a matter of fact, God not only doesn’t have you on His no-list, He doesn’t have one, He has been calling you.
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