“But he was rebuked for his wrongdoing by a donkey-a beast without speech-who spoke with a man’s voice and restrained the prophet’s madness.” 2 Peter 2:16
When we came to the US as a family, we constantly have communicated to our relatives and friends using every possible technology. We utilized old traditions of sending mail via post office to send our greetings of birthdays and holidays. We availed of an international long distance call offer that allows us to make a telephone call everyday to the Philippines. We chatted with our siblings and friends over the internet. We exchanged emails with more people to stay in touch. Sometimes we spoke with them about serious matters and minute things. We make sure to communicate and continue to be connected to express our love and concern for our families and friends back home.
God utilizes everything to communicate to His people. He used a donkey to speak His message to straighten up prophet Balaam. In our present day where we have lots of distractions that prevent us from hearing God’s message to us personally, He still conveys His message to us. I have experienced and am experiencing the Lord speaking to me thru a chess game, my work, my family, a preacher on TV, an event with my daughter(s), a conversation with a friend, a headline in the newspaper, several movie scenes, a family mishap, etc. I can go on and on and cite that God is alive and still speaks to us. We must be conscious about His working presence in our lives and must have open hearts and minds to receive His loving message to us. Have you been hearing God in your life today? Allow Him to speak with you in any possible way. Open your hearts and minds to our God who wants to communicate His love and concern for you.