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I heard a story that went back to the era when the telegraph and sending a message by Morse Code was a common means of communication for sending messages. A young man applied for a job as a Morse Code operator. He went to the office address listed on the ad. Upon entering, he found himself in a large, busy office filled with noise and clatter. A sign on the receptionist’s counter instructed the job applicants to fill out a form and wait until they were summoned to enter the inner office.
The young man filled out his form and sat down with seven other applicants. After a few minutes, the young man stood up, crossed the room, and entered the inner office. The others all assumed that the young man had entered without permission and would certainly not be hired.
Within a few minutes, however, the boss, accompanied by the young man, came out and told everyone that the job had just been filled and they could go home. They were upset and complained that they had never had a chance to interview for the job. “That’s not fair!” they cried.
To that the employer explained, “I’m sorry, but all the time you’ve been sitting here, a telegraph was ticking in the background was sending a message by Morse Code. If you had been listening or understood it, you would have known what this man knew. The message said to come right in. When he heard it, that’s what he did and he got the job.
We live in a world filled with noise and distractions, just like that office. Friends, family members, TV personalities, radio
commentators are all quick to give us advice on how to live our life. Movies, commercials, best sellers from the newsstands, tell us how to raise our kids, lose weight, find happiness, satisfaction, fulfillment, and success in life. Add to that the daily flood of activities that fill our lives.
With all these things screaming for our attention, squeezing time out of each day, zapping us of our energy, it is easy to forget that God wants our attention as well. Like the young man who heard and listened to the Morse Code message above the din of office noise, we need to listen to our Lord. No matter how busy our lives may be, no matter how many distractions we must deal with every day, we need to listen to what the Lord has to say.
Through regular reading of our Bibles, faithful attendance at church, God’s Word will help you sift through the clutter and chaos of life. His Word will remind you of what is truly important. Through his Word, God will guide you in making your decisions, help you deal with your problems, and lead you to Jesus as your Savior. Listen to the Lord and you will find the key to the happiness, satisfaction, fulfillment, and success that the world offers but only God can give.
Confessional Lutheran Christian Ministry Pastor Donald Stuppy
Im Holzweg 4a 55288 Spiesheim
Phone: 6732-600-3933 Cell: 173-419-9572
In His service,
Pastor Donald Stuppy