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“For God’s sake, don’t telegraph your pass!” 

That was our charge during basketball practice. It was the coach’s constant reminder that we not give away the direction of our pass; not let the other team know what we were doing. Otherwise, the defender would “steal” or intercept the pass and the telegrapher would find his hiney getting a little warmer on the bench.
I’ve been complaining of late how “directors” telegraph their stories too much. They show too much instead of letting the viewers read between the lines of the movie script and let their emotions steal away.
It’s 5:30 a.m. right now and it’s still pitch black outside. But over the eastern horizon is a flashlight of a star. It’s shining so bright that it’s begging for my attention… sort of like “telegraphing” that daylight will make his entrance soon.
So many times, I have found myself in a dark day or season of my life. That’s when God always seems to telegraph His love. Sort of like a PDA – that embarrassing kiss in front of people, the “public display of affection.”
Isn’t that a little like Christmas? It’s the spiritual dark ages for Israel and the world and suddenly, the Star of Bethlehem and the Baby become light to the hopeless. I took an old-fashioned Sunday drive yesterday and saw many people putting up Christmas decorations. One particular couple was hanging a huge star from their porch. Why shouldn’t we telegraph The Telegrapher?
[19] We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

[16] I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

For God’s sake, the coaches will have to let Him “pass” on this One.

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