The largest radio receiver on earth is in New Mexico. Pilots call it The Mushroom Patch. Its real name is the Very Large Array. The VLA is a series of huge satellite disks on 38 miles of railways. Together the dishes mimic a single telescope the size of Washington D.C.   

Astronomers come from all over the world to analyze the optical images of the heavens composed by the VLA from the radio signals it receives from space.

Why is such a giant apparatus needed?   Because the radio waves, often emitted by sources millions of light years away, are very faint. The total energy of all radio waves ever recorded barely equals the force of a single snow flake hitting the earth. 

What great efforts are put forth by people who search for faint messages.   Straining through the eyes of a telescope and the electronic ears of the VLA, they search the infinite darkness for a word.   

And all the while, “We have a word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it . . .  II Peter 1:19

Not only has God spoken, but He has a Very Large Ear continuously attuned to hear His children pray to Him.  

Call to Me, and I will answer you and show you great and mighty
            things you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3

Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we
may find grace to help in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16

He hears our prayers even when we feel ourselves to be spiritual lightweights, no heavier than a snow flake.  The Living God invites us into His presence (let’s pray).