The fire department.
They’re always there.
Always available to help.
If you call an emergency number, a fire truck with trained, professional people will be at your side in a matter of minutes to take care of you.
Well, probably 99 percent of the time.
What about that other 1 percent?
It’s not because they don’t want to come to your rescue. It’s because they can’t.
Maybe there’s a blizzard going on with high snow drifts and impassable roads.
Maybe there’s a hurricane or tornado happening.
Maybe all the fire trucks available are already helping others in need at a different location.
While we can take comfort in the fact that 99 percent of the time someone at the fire department will respond to our call of distress, we know down deep in our hearts that there’s always the possibility that they might not be able to.
It’s different with God.
He is there for us 100 percent of the time.
He hears our prayers immediately.
He doesn’t have to travel to get to you or me.
Though it’s hard to comprehend, He is right with us all the time.
There are no flashing lights or sirens.
Just the presence of God with power to heal, transform and comfort.
Blizzards and snow drifts can’t keep Him away.
He commands the wind and the rain.
And what if He’s already helping a million other people who are crying out to Him?
For God, it’s not an issue. He still has time just for you.
He’s always there.