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Distress Call To The Master

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21 February 2024

Challenges and situational issues come in various forms and in different cultures. People react to the situation differently depending upon the environment of the event, the background of the people and the available knowledge and understanding of the situation. In United States of America, when challenges arise in an environment, the distress call is made to emergency police through a unique 911 telephone number. When the message is received, the efficient emergency team knows how to process the message. If it is a fire incident, fire departments will come in to put off the fire. On the other hand, in the case of medical situation, an arrangement will be made to dispatch medical team to come to the rescue in the place. If on the other hand, the matter is a critical or violence case, the armed law enforcement agency may need to step in to put everything under control.

The certainty of life is that bad things do happen to good people. At the cross road of your life as a believer, when you are facing an uncommon challenges, to whom do you place your distress call? What is the telephone number of the person that readily comes to your mind? Is it your spouse or your friend? Is it a family member or your closed co-worker? The author of this write up is not suggesting that you are not free to choose to call anyone of your choice in the day of trouble. But there is one person that is able to answer all our emergency calls. He is always available. He knows how to process our needs more than anyone we can think of. He knows us more than the way we know ourselves, because He is our Creator. His name is Jesus Christ and His phone number is J-E-S-U-S. “The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe” (Proverbs 18:10)

When Lazarus was sick, Mary and Martha, the sisters of Lazarus made a distress call unto Jesus Christ. “Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.” (John 11:1-3) Jesus did not ignore their plea. Although He could not come immediately. But time of life was in His hand and He appoints the ordinance of heaven and earth. “Thus saith the LORD; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth.” (Jeremiah 33:25) Although Lazarus was dead by the time He got to Bethany their dwelling place, but at the appointed time of life, the author of life returned unto Lazarus. “And He said to me, “Prophesy concerning these bones and tell them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! This is what the Lord GOD says to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh grow upon you and cover you with skin. I will put breath within you so that you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.’” (Ezekiel 37:4-6) The authority of God’s word that spoke life to the dry bones in the valley of dry bones spoke to the situation of the decayed body of Lazarus after he had been buried four days. Jesus Christ, the Resurrection and Life came to the rescue of the dead Lazarus. At his grave, He said, “Lazarus come forth!” The decomposed body of Lazarus heard the voice of the author of life, Jesus Christ and he responded to life.

Whatever is dead in your life that warrants your distress call, seek first the face of Jesus Christ. He understand the crises of your life. He will address your distressful situation by His mercy and compassion. The Resurrection and Life will call to life everything that had been pronounced dead in your life.

Prayer: O Lord, hear me in the day of my distress and make an uncommon miraculous difference. Heavenly Father, please arise in your mercy and compassion and please come to my rescue in the day of my troubles and solve my perennial problems, in Jesus name, Amen.


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