God is the author of communication. He used words to speak the world into existence. In the Garden of Eden, God and man communicated as they walked together. Because God so loves the world, He has created many different methods of communication: Morse code, telegrams, telephones, television, letters, faxes, emails, billboards and as of late: texting.
Texting (originally called SMS) was primarily developed as a tool for hearing impaired. The first text message (“Merry Christmas”) was sent by Neil Papworth, a former developer at Sema Group Telecoms, to Richard Jarvis at Vodafone, in 1992. But it wasn’t until 1998, after equipping a cell phone with a QWERTY keyboard that texting began to seriously impact the world.
I, for one, could not figure out why anyone would rather text than talk. Texting seemed so cold, so impersonal, so distant, … so convenient … so efficient. Now I am hooked. In my busy middle-aged life, texting helps me manage career, home, and extended family responsibilities at the speed of byte!
God has been communicating with us by text-ing for centuries. He constantly sends personal messages to all who will read His text-s. We need only open His Word to start the conversation. He texts us and we text back. Quick and easy communication for a busy life.
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