Speaking of phone calls to God, Dutch artist Johan van der Dong opened an exhibit last year designed to challenge people to rethink religion.
The exhibit is called “God’s Hotline.” Johan set up a cell phone number for God. When you call you hear: “This is God, I am not able to speak to you at the moment, but please leave a message.”
Some have criticized the project for being disrespectful, but the artist’s intent was to remind people that God is available anywhere, anytime.
It’s also interesting that in the week before the exhibit opened, more than 1000 people called to leave a message. Apparently people do want to know that there is a God who is listening!
Of course, the cell phone is a prop, and perhaps not the best one but it illustrates a point. The truth is God not only speaks to us when we listen, but he also listens to us when we speak. Do you have something to say to him today?
Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. (Jeremiah 33:3)