Cosmic Vending Machine

Cosmic Vending Machine:

Earlier this week, Rachel and I were on our way to the medical centre, when there appeared to be something wrong with Rachel’s driving.

Well, that’s how it seemed, to me.

The weather was miserably wet, and road works also hampered the journey.

Much later, however, we discovered we had a flat.

We had no spare tire, either.

Our only option was to call for breakdown recovery.

By this time we had already completed our “weekly” medical appointment, and had ventured to our favourite coffee shop.

As we waited for help, we enjoyed a cuppa tea, and a delicious, freshly-made sausage sandwich.

Still, the swivel chair comfort within the haven of the warm premises didn’t last long.

Talk about hasty tasty!

You’ve guessed it!

Before long, the recovery man arrived.

Oh, sure-enough, we were so thankful when he came.

Yet, quickly without much warning, we were whizzed off to a leading fast-fit supplier of tyres.

There, the bucket-seat waiting room was cold.

In comparison to the coffee shop, it was a small crude shelter!

Sure, we were offered coffee, from a vending machine, but in one of those flimsy plastic cups!

Oh my!

But hey, ho, the tyre was fixed, for which we were thankful.

Indeed, it was soon sorted, brand new, that is. .


But then, as recently as yesterday: It’s amazing how some people treat God and prayer like a cosmic vending machine: Were the words we heard on our DAB radio.

This made me smile.

You see, there is no doubt that God is present everywhere at once.

We certainly appreciated His presence as we endured the experience of the 60 mph puncture journey.

But some believe prayer to be like a cafeteria where food is served from machines.

Push the right button, and you’ve got just what you want, automatic, instant, occurring with no delay.

Remember the verse: Say a quiet yes to God and He’ll be there in no time.

And sure, He is.

But how often do we forget?

We draw a blank to the truth that He is always there.

We overlook the fact that He has our interest in mind.

We neglect to make Him part of our everyday ordinary lives.

It seems, at times, that only when things go wrong that we clamber for the right buttons to press!

But listen up!

God loves us too much to give us an instant snack or beverage in a flimsy plastic cup!

Come-on friends!

Could it be that God is no more than a cosmic vending machine, scheduled to react to the buttons we press?

Of course not!

He is our heavenly Papa.

And He has for us, so much more, in store.

So, slow down!

Take time to talk to Papa about everything.

Be direct.

Keep company with Him.

Never quit!

Look for His answers, and remember to be thankful when they come.

And consider this, let Papa determine your destiny.

Simply say: Yes!

Now friends, if this message has encouraged you, please click the recommend button found before this post.

Thank you.

David Prince: Full-time Husband To Rachel – Writer Of Stuff – Receiver Of Grace – Drinker Of Tea – & Hearty Neighbour.

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Inspired by presenter, Paul Hammond, United Christian Broadcasters.


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