I was going through a bunch of boards
on Pinterest (Church Sign Weekly) dedicated to church signs that range from
funny to politically incorrect. Not
judging anybody. But I came across one that said, “God doesn’t have roaming
charges”. Now if you are located on an
island where virtually everything beyond the bounds of this lovely paradise is
going to be long distance, and if you take your cellphone and don’t plan your
plans right you will hate yourself when you get the bill when you get back.
Okay that was the setup. The Church
sign made me of an old church song called the Royal Telephone:
“busy,” always on the line;
You may hear from heaven almost any time;
’Tis a royal service, free for one and all;
When you get in trouble, give this royal line a call.
Telephone to glory, oh, what joy divine!
I can feel the current moving on the line,
Built by God the Father for His loved and own,
We may talk to Jesus through this royal telephone.
There will be no charges, telephone is free,
It was built for service, just for you and me;
There will be no waiting on this royal line,
Telephone to glory always answers just in time.
Fail to get the answer, Satan’s crossed your wire,
By some strong delusion, or some base desire;
Take away obstructions, God is on the throne,
And you’ll get your answer through this royal telephone.
If your line is “grounded,” and connection true
Has been lost with Jesus, tell you what to do:
Prayer and faith and promise mend the broken wire,
Till your soul is burning with the Pentecostal fire.
Carnal combinations cannot get control
Of this line to glory, anchored in the soul;
Storm and trial cannot disconnect the line,
Held in constant keeping by the Father’s hand divine.