Who is this King of Glory?
"It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear." Isaiah 65:24
My phone would ring every afternoon at around four o'clock on the dot. When I was just starting out as a new wife and young mama Grandma Smith would call to check on me. Now this was before cell phones, caller id or any kind of the newfangled gadgets we have today. But I knew...without really knowing...that it was gonna be her. Sometimes I would even answer with, "Hey Grandma, how are you?" She would always giggle and ask how did you know it was me?
She would ask what we were up to and how the babies were doing. Were they feeling good and having fun? Was Dana home from work yet? What was I cooking for supper? You know, the typical questions one might ask.
We talked about the weather and the company that had stopped in to see her on that day. She would laugh at my stories of what the boys had gotten themselves into. Sometimes the calls were cut short if one of them screamed out for me in the midst of the commotion they ensued because they knew my attention was drawn away from them for just a moment. I learned quickly not to tell her I was doing something specific like cooking supper or ironing or sweeping the floors because she would immediately say, "Okay, I'll let you go. Bye-bye." hanging up before I could let her know I could do two things at once. (I would witness her hanging up with someone when I was at her house. She would be laying the phone back in its cradle in mid-sentence.) She never wanted to interrupt or bother anyone by calling.
I wished I would have just called her back on those times just to talk more. I wish I could call her up today to talk about the weather, my now grown boys and girls and my sweet grandbabies, (oh the giggles I can imagine coming from her).
Did you know that before we call on Jesus, He will answer? While we are speaking to Him, He hears. He recognizes our voice and loves when we talk to Him. We wonder if our prayers make any difference, but we must stop and remember who He is...He is the King of Glory. He transcends time. Past, present, and future all are alike to Him. This is why He can answer before we even call out to Him.
"Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory." (Ps. 24:10)
No prayer is ever unheard or left unanswered. Even though, His answer might be, "No" or "Not yet." or maybe He answers in ways we cannot see. His wisdom is unsearchable and immeasurable, beyond our understanding. We only have to remember how infinite is His love and how intelligent is His ways.
"Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God? How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out?" (Rom. 11:33)
Let's persevere in adoration of our heavenly Father, fully trusting in His love and care for us, then we will know beyond any doubt that we are never alone.
I love you & He loves you more!
Lord, You are mine and I am Yours! Thank You for answering before I even call. I adore You and praise Your mighty name. In Jesus' name. Amen.