If you've ever been in a city during rush hour traveling down 5 lanes of traffic, you know the busyness of it. Everyone in a hurry to get where they're headed so they go...and they go FAST.
It was on a day like this, at just that time of day, that I was traveling home from work. Suddenly, right in the middle of that 5 lanes of busy, rush hour traffic, my vehicle just stops. Dead. In the middle of those 5 lanes. No puttering to stop. Just stops with no engine running. Stopped dead. As I look in my rearview mirror and see that 18 wheeler and all those vehicles headed right at me, I yell...."Jesus, no!"
"When they call on Me, I will answer; I will be with them in time of trouble. I will rescue and honor them" Psalm 91:15
It wasn't a rhetorical using-of-His-name-in-a-sentence type usage (which I can't, stand by the way). I was literally talking to my Savior, needing Him to save me in the physical realm this time. As if there was a bubble around me, the vehicles started parting. That 18 wheeler got close enough for me to see the panic on his face as he yanked hard and fast on his steering wheel to the left to pass by. My Lord saved me that day. My vehicle finally started and I went on my way, calling my hubby to praise the Lord with him.
There are days when we wake up and look around to say, "How in the world did I get HERE, and how did things get THIS way???" Call out that name: JESUS....the sweetest name I know. Don't try to clean things up before you do, like some people do just before the housekeeper comes, or when company is coming. He says, come as you are, mess and all. You are tired of the mess, of the juggling, of the hiding, and the keeping of the secrets....
"Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest" Matthew 11:28
Dear Lord, thank You for meeting me just where I am, mess and all. Thank You that You rescue us....over and over again. Your love never fails. Your love endures forever. There's power in Your name. Lord, I call on your name right now. I need You. I thank You......
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