PB and I have been listening to Lectio 365 for the past 2 years. It is a free devotional resource that helps us pray the Bible every day. It is written by the leaders of the 24-7 Prayer Movement and we highly recommend it. (https://www.24-7prayer.com/resource/lectio-365/)
One morning we did our usual thing. PB made coffee while I turned on the little bluetooth speaker and opened up the Lectio365 app on my phone. We went out to the back porch with our steaming cups and started listening. That morning the devotion was a reflection on one of the names of God in the Old Testament: El Olam, the Everlasting God. We settled in.
“I choose to rejoice in God’s consistency today…”
The soothing voice was rudely interrupted with a harsh robotic sound coming from the speaker.
The irony caught our attention.
“Everlasting God, You are the same, yesterday, today and forever. In the midst of life’s fragility and changeability, I cling to Your name and Your unchangeable nature….”
The contrast was arresting.
“The Scriptures go on to describe a God of everlasting strength, everlasting kindness, everlasting love….”
The lesson was obvious.
My speaker was drained of energy and needed recharging.
That happens to me sometimes.
When I don’t consistently plug in my devices, they stop working.
Oh, me too. Me too.
But God is different.
He doesn’t need plugging in.
He doesn’t need recharging.
He never shuts down.
He never takes a day off.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,
the beginning and end of all things,
who is, and who was, and who is to come.”