And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. (Joel 2:32)
My friend, Jeanette, is a bubbly, outgoing “people person.” One morning at work, when she entered a room, the door shut behind her, locking her in. Her coworkers had left. She was alone in the building for the rest of the day. The thought came to her, I’ll be stuck here alone with nothing to do for hours. No one knows I’m here. No one will come to my rescue until my husband starts worrying when I don’t come home tonight. That’s hours from now. She said she began to feel claustrophobic and panicky. Then, she heard a door open at the other end of the building. Her boss had forgotten something and was returning to his office. She called out, hoping he would hear her. Soon he opened the door, saving her from a day alone in an empty room. Her help came unexpectedly and quickly.
I’m thankful God is always near: “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” We don’t have to sit alone in our sin and hope that he will come by and take pity on us. Acts 17:27–28 reads, “He is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’” All we need to do is call out to him in repentance and he will deliver us.
Tell someone today about how God delivered you.
Beth Gormong is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University and serves at Wesleyan Publishing House. She spends her free time at the library reading and writing books.
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