Wednesday, October 17, 2007

He will hear you call out in the night.

We went to church tonight for prayer meeting. My daughter was in the other building singing her sweet little heart out and learning about God's Wonderful Word while we sat there among other believers making our requests.

Requests for prayer. Prayer for family, friends, people who are hurting, people who are healing, for somebody's mother, somebody's son, for our church and our community, for our nation, our military. The list went on and on.

Our pastor had us bow our heads and we prayed as we felt led, some of us silently and others aloud. As the saints poured out their hearts unto The Father, with eyes closed and heads bowed, we heard praise and petition, sobbing and sorrow. There we were. Together. In. His. Name.

In the midst of all of this power there was a peaceful quiet. As sorrows were revealed amid prayers to Him, our hearts broke for the people who are hurting, the people who are healing.

And I thought. This is how My Lord feels tonight.

Surely if this pain brings me to tears, His Precious, Loving Heart must ache at the sound of His children crying out.

I thought about the sound of my little one in the night, calling out from the darkness of her room, "Mommy... I need you." How I stretch with sleepy eyes and walk to her room to check on her and see what is wrong. A fear. An illness. Or a just because.

God is like that. He hears us in the night when we call to Him. Only He doesn't have to rub sleepy eyes or grab slippers in the night, because He never sleeps. He is always there, listening and watching over us.

God loves you. He hears your voice. You can call on Him day or night. In fear. In illness.

Or just because.


Kelly in Carrollton, GA said...

Hi Melanie, thanks for this encouragement. So well said, timely, and true. I've followed you for a while.....thank you for sharing your heart and blessing us here. Have a great sleep......K

Grafted Branch @ Restoring the Years said...

I love that He doesn't sleep; thanks for the sweet reminder tonight.

Big Mama said...

Love this, Mel. What a beautiful image.

Roxanne said...


Linda said...

I've been calling out in the night for him a lot lately. Thanks for the reassuring words.

ValleyGirl said...

AMEN. What a beautiful illustration.

Melissa @ From Melissa's Desk said...

Amen. He is an ever-present help in a time of need.

Beautiful post!

Susanne said...

Beautiful Melanie and sooo comforting knowing God never slumbers nor sleeps but always is listening for us.

artgirlATL said...

What a comforting image of God's love for us.

Tammy said...

Melanie, reading this blessed me so much. Sometimes, even though we know things in our heads, we need to be reminded of them and let them settle in our hearts.
Thanks for this!

Merrie said...

Thank you... great post! Such truth. You put it where we can understand the love of God and His heart for us!

{Karla} said...

how did I miss this?

This is beautiful!