THE automatic door opens and closes, people enter in ones or twos, perhaps carrying a crying child. They sit down on some of the available chairs. They wait, perhaps chat, read a magazine from the rack,
The child wants a drink from the water cooler in the corner. In another corner some children may be noisily playing in a play pen.
Where are we?
There is an office, computers tap, the phone rings, the staff attend to the continual people flow.
Where did you say we were?
Of course, a doctor’s surgery.
One sits on, appointment time is long past, look at one’s watch, sigh, read some more of the magazine, think about what to have for tea tonight. Perhaps feel unwell after all, why else would one be there?
Suddenly a lady in the office calls your name and waves your card. One hurries forward, the sound of one’s name flooding the waiting room.
Up until then there was nothing to do but wait. No point in giving in to impatience or challenging the system. There is only one way to get in to see the medico – listen for the call of your name.
It is rather like the instance of Jesus standing and calling to all who would listen, “If any one is thirsty, let him come to me and drink”. John chapter 7 verse 37. Do we think it is foolish to listen for the voice of God in our life when we are aware that He is speaking to us? He calls to us for many reasons, for repentance, for salvation, for our Christian growth…for special service, for making a host of decisions about our choices in life.
The next time we sit and wait for our name to be called to go in to see our doctor, think of the special call of our name by God.
Listen and consider.
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