I just knew this time would be important to me, personally. Within one minute, I received a phone call from Adam with that “voice” — and it said, “Mom, I had an accident.” The tone of his voice was so full of need and fear that day. I will never forget it.
Through the years as a mother of four I have come to know all of the voices of my children. There was no hesitation — I got up, went to the car and drove where he was. I even forgot to tell anyone where I was going. I just went.
It was the scariest thing I had ever seen as a mother. All turned out well that day, because God had truly spared my son’s life. Adam could have died in that accident, and I will forever praise God for keeping him safe. I still weep when I remember back to that day and think about how God truly was so faithful to not only my son, but to me.
God responds to our cries
What I want to focus on is the tone in his voice that night. So desperate, so full of need. The instant I heard his cry I was there. There was no hesitation. Honestly, even though sometimes my children have been difficult, still at that moment I only responded to his cry.
That got me thinking of our loving Father God. How much more does He hear the tone of our voice and the cry of our heart? Will He not also instantly be there? Even when I have been difficult, or even totally disobedient, He always responded, and I promise you He will still hear your cry and be there. Just like when my children were small: when that baby cried, I came. Then I was there helping them crawl, then walk, ride a bike, learn to read, and the list goes on. I was there by their side .
As they grew, I have learned to watch from a distance, giving them the opportunity to grow and be strong — but, I am still there. It brings me great comfort to know that God is ever with me and hears my cry. Psalms 34:15 says, the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous and His ears are open to their cry.
We praise You and thank You, Lord, for always being there.
–By Deacon Tai Kishefsky, Pastor of the Children’s Ministry, Harvest Barn Church
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