Before We Call

Bible Reading: Isaiah 65:17-25
Author: Donna Trimm (Virginia, US)
Saturday 6 June 2020 © The Upper Room.

My mind was reviewing the jobs I wanted to do before my baby woke up from her nap. I knew that when she woke up, her nappy would need changing and she would want to be fed. The only way she could tell me about her needs would begin with restlessness and progress to crying.

I was watching the time as I worked, intently listening for her to stir. When that happened, I would hurry to her room before her cries turned into wails. After changing her nappy, I would hold and feed her. I loved my baby and would do anything for her. But while blissfully sleeping, my daughter was in her own little world—un­aware of my presence.

As I continued my work, I realised how often I am like my daughter—living in my own little world until what I consider a crisis happens. Then I become frantic and begin wailing to God about my needs and concerns. Yet God’s ear is already attuned to our crying and our needs. He is ready to assist us, whatever the problem, even before we call. Thanks be to God for hearing and caring for all of us!

Prayer: Dear God, thank you for your love that tunes in to our needs even before we know what they are. Amen

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