I had a terrible day the other day. Needing to vent, I decided I should try to talk about it with the Queen of England. It turns out I’m not really allowed or able to do that. And she wouldn’t care anyhow; she doesn’t even know who I am.
So I figured maybe the President would be more willing to talk, since I’m in the country he has power over. But, once again, I wasn’t able to tell him. And apparently he doesn’t know who I am either.
Thinking I would have to vent to someone who might actually know who I am, I tried to get in contact with the President of the university I graduated from only six weeks ago. But he was too busy, and even though I was a student at his school for four and a half years, he also didn’t seem to know who I was. The receptionist told me I should make an appointment, but writing “I want to tell him about my day” wasn’t acceptable.
It was frustrating that these people didn’t know who I was, nor did they have time for me, and above all, they didn’t care about what was going on in my life. I wasn’t even able to talk with any of them because they were behind closed doors, security guards, and receptionists who gave me a confused look when I told them what I wanted.
But then I thought of someone who would listen, someone who would care, and someone who would know who I was—Jesus Christ. There is no complex way to talk with Him, no appointment necessary, and no explanation of who I am. Heck, I even told him about stubbing my toe on the fridge, because even the small matters in my life concerned Him.
How incredible it is to know that the King above all other kings, Presidents, Lords, princes, and high officials is willing to incline His ear to us. Who are we that He would desire a relationship with us, when He is the One who created the stars that are one quadrillion times the size of the Earth? He is God, and we are tiny humans. Yet He allows us the true blessing of speaking with Him at any time. What a fantastic and intimate God we may know and serve.
"I call out to the Lord,
and He answers me from His holy mountain”
“But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD,
I wait for God my Savior;
my God will hear me.”
“He will call upon Me,
and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble”