Teenagers seem to me to be particular adrift as everyone's schedule becomes more and more frenetic and the embarrassment and uncertainties of the child-to-adult transitions present challenges. My grandparents went on their honeymoon in a horse-drawn buggy a hundred years ago so I am particularly concerned with keeping up with tech-savvy grandchildren for another forty years. I'm grateful for Google conference and Whats App, but I long to cuddle up with my youngest grandchild and sing him to sleep before he is too embarrassed to do that.
But through all the changes I am so grateful I don't have to keep up with technology to have an open line to God, who knows my needs before I do and longs to hear me open my heart to my God, who has both desire and capacity to help me to my personal highest good no matter the current circumstances,
I can affirm with confidence and hope: YOU HEAR ME, GOD.
Psalm 4:3 Know this: the Lord takes personal care of the faithful. The Lord will hear me when I cry out to him.