I dropped my brand new cell phone in a tub of water a few months ago. I felt like one of the characters in a Southwest Airlines commercial when the announcer says, “Want to get away?” At first, the phone didn’t work at all well, but then I took it to a cell phone doctor, who cleaned the keys and brought the phone back up to speed. It was a miracle!
However, lately, there is one key that does not work efficiently. As I am hurriedly trying to text a friend or my family, the “B” key always sticks. Every time there is a word with a “B” in it, I have to slow down, press it a number of times, usually getting one of the other letters near it rather than the “B” until finally, the “B” appears, almost always in capital form. A text, that takes five times as long as it did before, might read, “I’ll Be there in aBout ten minutes.” I never realized how many words have the letter “B” in them!
I started thinking about how irritating this little proBlem is, when I realized it could be a tool used by God to slow me down! I confess, I text a lot, mainly because it’s a fast way to communicate and I’m generally running on high speed. When I have to stop to labor over the “B” key, it slows me down overall, and forces me to focus on one thing.
I thought, “God has a very important “B” key as well!” It’s the key to getting to know him better and is found in Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.” It’s a verse I have displayed on my snack bar and a message that God sends me often, because He knows I have a difficult time slowing down my rapid pace, to simply listen to him. Like the “B” key on my phone, the Lord provides numerous reminders telling me to stop my busyness and meditate on His Word. If you are unaBle to slow down, what’s your “B” key?