Monday, May 2, 2011

Call On His Name

I watched some extended news coverage of the tornadoes which swept through the southeast last week. Unbelievable footage. Amazing stories. I couldn’t help grieving with those who’d suffered such trauma. But thankfulness kept coming up. That and one other specific element: prayer.

Over and over through the testimonies, people spoke of praying throughout the story. While they huddled in bathtubs or covered their children, shielding them with their bodies, or waited it out somewhere; through the freight train-volume noise, the winds, the rain, the lightning and thunder, and the fear, they prayed.

And in every instance God got them through. Some were in the only room spared. And when the storm was over, as they stepped out of that room, and saw rubble all around, it was obvious God had heard and protected them.

Now, I’m not saying those who perished didn’t pray. Certainly not.

But what a testament to prayer. God hears. He answers. And more than that, He cares. He really cares.

Is there anything you could pray about again? More? Any fear you could turn over to Him? Any concern or need? Pray. God hears and cares.

“Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:30-33, NKJV)


Miawa said...

He cares about every detail of our lives even the tiny things that we call insignificant, He cares. And as you say, we should bring it all to Him. Amen to that.

Annette M. Irby said...

Amen, Miawa. How good He is. He draws us into relationship with Him.