How many of you use your cell phones for text messaging?
Do you text a lot? A little?
Do you get any automatic text messages? For instance, do you…like me…get the weather every day on your handset? For instance today…
[ Read them this morning’s forecast. ]
Along with the weather at 8:30 each morning, around 7:30 every night my cell phone gets a message with a Bible verse. Sometimes the Scripture choice seems very random…a verse that appears meaningless within the limits of old-fashioned "Short Message Service" (SMS) messaging of 160 characters1.
Other times it appears spot-on…something the Lord Himself could have caused to be beamed from heaven, through Verizon’s cellular towards, and to my phone.
And if you do the quick mental math, the timing of the daily Scripture means that one came through as I was leading Bible study this past Wednesday…and everyone had the opportunity of hearing a rather disconcerting…but cool…"Droid" as it arrived (since I didn’t turn the ringer off).
After we wrapped up our study, I read the message to those who were hanging around:
Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his. — Numbers 23:10