Talk to the Boss

“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”

— 1 Peter 5:7

Do you have a concern today? Does something burden your heart? Well, whatever it is, cast your care upon God, for He cares about you and can do something about your concern.

Some years ago, I read an interesting book by an unbeliever who attempted to “do in” the Christian faith. Despite his lack of belief, I found insightful something he said regarding prayer. This author called prayer the most incredible conceit in the history of humankind. He argued that if you worked for General Motors as a lowly employee and wanted to see the boss, you’d not have even the remotest chance of ever entering the boss’ office. Think about it. What would happen if a citizen tried to speak to the President of the United States? I’ve thought about putting in a person-to-person call just to see what would happen. I’d probably speak to an undersecretary of an assistant to somebody, but not likely to the president. “And so,” says my skeptical friend in his book, “what an incredible conceit it is to suppose that at any moment we can talk to the boss of the whole shebang.”

Well, the concept of prayer would be an incredible conceit … if it weren’t true. But it is true, and it’s the most incredible condescension on the part of a gracious God. Have you ever thought about it? You could probably never speak to the highly placed people in this world, yet the most highly placed Person in all the universe—“the Boss of the whole shebang”— waits patiently to hear what you have to say to Him. Don’t you find that amazing?

So remember, this day and every day, you have the great privilege of prayer. You can “talk to the Boss.” Tell the Boss your worries and cares. Share with Him your triumphs and joys. He always has time to listen to you.

“Daily prayers lessen daily cares.”