The 911 phone call has emerged as an important lifeline for millions of people in distress. With a simple call, emergency services may be delivered to the area or person in need. And yet, this innovative and helpful system has seen some recent abuses. People have been calling 911 with non-urgent and ridiculous requests. One notorious recent example is a woman who called in and said, “Hello 911? I need a husband!”
While on the surface, it may seem like a prank, the desperate caller was truthful and earnestly seeking help. The 911 operator made it very clear to this woman that her call was inappropriate and she could be charged with a crime of abusing the 911 calling system.
The 911 system is for life-threatening emergencies. However, for some people, their definition of life-threatening may be loose and elastic. Is there anywhere or anyone that one can turn to where their needs will be immediately addressed and are not subject to a legal definition of life threatening or urgent?
...casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7
The Bible shares the wonderful news that we have a God who listens to all of our needs and requests, no matter how big or small. We don’t make a phone call or send an email or text message. All we need to do is come to Jesus Christ and acknowledge Him as our Lord and Savior.
You need a lifeline? Come to God through His Son, Jesus Christ. He knows your heart and deepest desires and anxieties. What a wonderful Savior we have!
Blessings with Aloha!
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life!