Random Religious Texting: The Great Commission Goes Wireless!
So I’m sitting at my desk at work the other day just wrapping up with a customer, and my cell phone beeps with an incoming text message. (I like my phone to make an old-school “beeper” sound when I get text messages, because I’m an ironic hipster. Hey! Remember beepers?)
Anyway, I assume it is my wife, since she texts me about 247 times daily- and since it’s nearing the end of my shift I assume she wants a bottle of wine to have with dinner or that we are out of sour cream to have with the Greek Potatoes. I check my phone as soon as the customer leaves, and there is a message from a number I don’t recognize. It’s from a different area code- 519 (Western Ontario, about 5 hours away)- I don’t know anybody who lives there. The gentleman sending me the message is Philip W. (I assume, since he signed the text “Philip W.”) and he’s either mistyping phone numbers into his phone or randomly texting people about their “walk with God”. I’m not sure.
Here is what he wrote- and how I responded:
I was really hoping he would have texted me back. That’s the “great” thing about the Great Commission though, you only need to speak the Word- if people don’t want to listen that’s their problem….. even if it is cryptic and insincere.