The date was April 3, 1973. Martin Cooper stood on the streets of New York City, from where he made the world’s first cellular call. Martin’s first words were reportedly, “Can you hear me now?”
The phone was a device called the DynaTAC, which was 11 inches long and weighed 2.5 pounds. When not used to call his friends, Martin used the device as a dumbbell.
Since the day that Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone (February 14, 1876), we have seen an endless progression from the original telegraph to the smart phone on which you are probably reading this right now.
We will stop at nothing and spare no expense in order to stay connected with others. It’s in our DNA. We were created to talk to others.
When God declared, “It is not good that man should be alone” (Genesis 2:18), he knew what he was talking about. He created us this way.
Recovery Step: You need to reach out. Stay connected. Do recovery in a group.