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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for October 8, 2019

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TUESDAY, October 8

Psalm 120:1 When I was in trouble, I called to the Lord; I called to the Lord, and he answered me.

Not long ago, I heard and saw a little girl calling her mom because she was losing her balance. Mom never looked up, and the little girl fell.

When I see a child crying and calling for the help of a parent, I usually try to intervene in a meaningful way. I give some side-eye toward the parent first. If the child continues to cry, I do a half-turn with my eyebrows raised. And maybe I say in my teacher voice, “Excuse me, I think your child needs you.”

My parents have never ignored me—not even when I was whining. So, when I call to God, I am certain God will answer me. I am certain that God is not too busy or too tired to answer my call—especially when I am in trouble. God is ready to hear our call right now. And God will never ignore us.

MOVING FORWARD: Call your mom or dad or another person who loved you into adulthood. Thank them for listening to your cries and responding to your needs.

PRAY for the Diocese of Temotu (Melanesia)

Ps [120], 121, 122, 123 * 124, 125, 126, [127] 2 Kings 22:1-13 | 1 Corinthians 11:2, 17-22 | Matthew 9:1-8

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