“Oh my! Sally! I wasn’t expecting a live person and certainly not the boss!”
She chuckled. “I overheard my staff that you were calling so I presumed you were communicating a new melanoma diagnosis?”
“You know it. Thanks for taking my call.”
Whenever I make a diagnosis of a malignant melanoma, I immediately call the referring physician’s office and verbally communicate the diagnosis before I fax and deliver the printed copy of the report. Most of the time, I communicate with a medical assistant or front office staff since the physician is usually busy seeing patients. If there is any question about the diagnosis, all of my physician clients have my cell phone number and can call me back. It is an unexpected bonus if I get to speak to the one in charge, the physician.
What about our spiritual lives? There are some who believe that we must go through different intermediaries to reach God. Some state that we must confess our sins to a member of the clergy. Others state that we should pray to angels or other saints. What does God say?
The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven. This shows that the Son is far greater than the angels, just as the name God gave him is greater than their names. The Son Is Greater Than the Angels For God never said to any angel what he said to Jesus: “You are my Son. Today I have become your Father.” God also said, “I will be his Father, and he will be my Son.” And when he brought his supreme Son into the world, God said, “Let all of God’s angels worship him.”
Hebrews 1:3-6 (NLT)
God is very clear. We do not need to go through angels or any person when we wish to speak to Him. We can speak directly to the One in charge of everything, Almighty God! We speak to God through His Son, Jesus Christ. Why?
For, there is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 2:5 (NLT)
In this world of voicemails and automated answering services, we may be thwarted when we attempt to speak to someone who can get things accomplished for us. It is the exception to speak to a live person. Thanks be to God that when we need Him, we do not need to navigate an endless layer of intermediaries. Whenever we pray to God, we are speaking to a living person, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Love and trust in the Lord; seek His will in your life.