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Call On The Lord

I was moved with compassion when President Joe Biden lamented over the loss of his son, Beau. I cannot imagine the aching in his heart as the son, whom He loved, was called home to glory. This father has already been through so much as he suffered the loss of his first wife and daughter in a tragic automobile accident. Nonetheless, his faith has remained strong, and I marvel at his capacity to serve our country in the midst of all of his grief. He indicated that the automobile tragedy early on allowed him to call on the Lord. I felt myself lamenting with him, and I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that his faith is strong. What marvelous strength his life shows. It is my prayer that all of us have gleaned from his life and what it means to depend on God. In Psalm 141:1, we find these words:

O LORD, I am calling to you. Please hurry! Listen when I cry to you for

The psalmist prays that God will give ear to his voice. His prayer is for protection from the circumstances that surround him, and he seeks the Lord’s presence and protection, asking Him to make haste. The psalmist asks that the Lord will incline his heart so that he might walk upright with Him. He does not want to say anything to dishonor God and he wants his words to show a deep and genuine love for Him. Prayerfully, that is something we must all do in times of great need. We must all remember to call on the Lord.