When The Night Comes

God is creative. He longs to talk to us. The writer of Hebrews begins, “In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways.”  He still does.  It doesn’t have to be a long time ago to other people.  It can be now to us.  Today I heard a song by Joe Cocker, someone not likely to be thought of as a prophet.  He sang,
“I Want To Be The One You Run To
I Want To Be The One You Come To
I Just Want To Be There With Someone
When The Night Comes
Let’s Put All Our Cares Behind Us”
As I listened I could hear the still small voice of our Heavenly Father saying, “When the night comes, when life goes dark, I want to be the one you run to. I want to be the one you come to.”  God loves us so much he wants to help us put our cares behind us.   So many of us try to do life by ourselves and we end up in trouble. 
The truth is it doesn’t matter how we get in the dump.   He’s ready to help.  There isn’t any place we can go where He is not.  “If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.”  Psalm 139.  David, another person with a troubled past, also wrote, “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”  Psalm 91
So thank you Joe and thank you Dave.