It was an honest mistake. But answering a 911 from space is maybe just a bit too much for this emergency service to handle! Andre Kuipers, a Dutch astronaut, admitted to this dialing mistake while on the International Space Station. From space, a call via Houston would begin with a 9 for an outside line, then 011 for an international line. Understandable. But the security alert set off at the Houston Center had everyone confused!
Today’s verse is a wonderful reassurance of the access we have with the Creator of the universe. Calling on Him is never a mistake. A call is never dropped and His answers are timely. In fact, He answers on the very day we call! Whatever His specific answer is (yes, no or wait) He infuses the soul with His strength, just as a result of calling on Him. And His strength gives us a boldness to live for Him, to love Him and to obey Him.
There are times I forget to call on Him. It is not until I am feeling weak or in need that I remember to call. It is easy to think that I can live life just fine in my own strength. But the Lord knows better. He is aware of each and every weakness. He sees me running out of energy and resources. The Lord is waiting for me to call. He sees me coming and He is gracious to answer with exactly what I need. Because of His unfailing love and faithfulness He will always answer when I call. How good He is!
Thank you Lord, for answering with love and grace every time I call.