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Clear Connections

Last week my husband finally had the XM Radio, his birthday present from September, installed in his car.  In order to connect, I called the company to send an activation signal.   Along with the signal came instructions to 1) turn on the power 2) drive the car out of the garage 3) make sure there was a clear view of the sky so the signal could be received from the satellite. 


Last week my husband finally had the XM Radio, his birthday present from September, installed in his car.  In order to connect, I called the company to send an activation signal.   Along with the signal came instructions to 1) turn on the power 2) drive the car out of the garage 3) make sure there was a clear view of the sky so the signal could be received from the satellite. 

It struck me how that illustrates Jesus’ unbroken connection with the Father as He walked this earth, never in a hurry.  In the gospels we see Him interrupted pressed by crowds, weary and tired; yet never without the sense of perfect harmony, clear connection, with the Father and perfectly in step with the Spirit.

How often, I fear, I hurry and worry and find myself “in the garage” or allowing some other obstruction to block the clear signals of the Spirit and I lose my connection.  The new XM radio reminds me that I need an unbroken connection, possible only when I keep the obstacles out of the way; sins confessed and plugging into the Spirit’s power.  

Gwynne Johnson

Gwynne Johnson currently serves on the Board of Entrust, Inc., an international education and training mission where she authored the Entrust curriculum, Developing a Discerning Heart. She recently served as Co-Chair of the training project, Christian Women in Partnership, Russia and as Senior Director of Women's Ministry at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas. Gwynne has a M.A. in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. She currently lives in Huntsville, Texas with her husband of 58 years, Don. She works part-time in her daughter and granddaughter's bakery "The Best Box Ever," where she gets paid in cookies.