Yada, Yada, Yada

Hosea 6:3
“Let us know;
 let us press
on to know the
 Lord; his
going out is sure as the dawn;
he will come to us as the showers, as
the spring rains that water the earth.”

               My first Smartphone made me feel pretty dumb when I received my first call. It lit up, vibrated, and rang like an ambulance.  I picked it up, looked at the screen, and it had two silver-dollar size icons.  One said “answer” the other said “reject”. 

               Simple enough, I pushed the green icon.  Nothing. 

I proceeded to repeatedly push the green circle and it positively refused to answer.  So I started poking that icon like I was poking the eyeballs out of an alligator that had a hold of my leg.  I thought I was going break the screen.

               I missed the call and decided to humbly watch a video on how to answer a Smartphone.  Another bloke must have had the same experience because he posted the video.  All I had to do was slide, not poke, the little green icon up to the center of the screen.  I just needed to get to know my phone.

               The Hebrew word “Yada” literally translates “to know”.  It means to know in intimate detail by perceiving and seeing to the point of fully recognizing.  It also means to learn and know someone by experience.  Hence we get the cliché, “Yada, yada, yada…” which means, “I know, I know, I know.”

               God doesn’t settle for a flippant “Yada, yada, yada” relationship.  I thought I had my Smartphone figured out the day I got it.  To the point I looked at the instruction book, threw it back in the box, and said, “I’ve used a phone my whole life.  How hard can it be?  Yada, yada, yada.”  Didn’t know it well enough to answer its call though did I?

               Do you know God enough to answer his call?

Aaron F. Jeffers


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