When we are feeling low, frightened or discouraged, is there any sweeter balm than a friend or a spouse expressing concern and a willingness to comfort us? Just the expression of concern can be enough to ease our pain. What we don’t always realize is that when someone reaches out to us, it may be the literal answer to our prayer.
The Lord heard the sufferings of his people enslaved in Egypt. His emissary was Moses, sent to tell the people that the Lord cared about them and how they were being treated. Their prayers had been heard. True to his covenant with his chosen people, God would send Moses to lead his people to “a land flowing with milk and honey.”
Often, the Lord’s emissary in our own lives is that concerned friend who reaches out. Sometimes it is us who are asked to reach out to others.
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