Today’s exhortation – God cares about you
There is a story about a black woman who experienced God’s deliverance many years ago in the days of slavery. Her 16-year old daughter was about to be sold on the auction block. The mother bowed her head and prayed, “Dear Lord God, if You were in trouble as I am in trouble, and I could help You as easy as You could help me, I would do it!” It happens that a U.S. Senator was present. The senator’s son was with him, and when the boy saw them pulling this girl away from her mother, and he saw their tears, he ran to his father and said “daddy, loan me $10!” The senator gave him $10 and the boy ran to the auction block.
Before anybody else could start bidding, he said, “I will bid $10.” (Ordinarily, $200 would have been a low opening bid, but everybody was so thrilled at what he was doing that nobody else would bid.) The boy bought the girl for $10. Taking the bill of sale, he marched right over and handed the girl back to her mother. Hallelujah! Are you in such a place right now? Is your back against the wall with no way out and no one to turn to? Call to The Lord. The bible says, “The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles.” (Psalm 34:17). “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favour and honour; no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” (Psalm 84:11). Amen