Many people think that God. if there is a God, is in some remote place and doesn’t care about us here on earth. If you look into Scripture, nothing can be further from the truth. The Bible reveals an omnipotent, omnipresent God who loves us deeply. He constantly sees, hears, and responds to individuals and groups who come to Him for help. Today’s passage in Exodus 3 shows God speaking to Moses out of the burning bush, and sending him to free the children of Israel who are in bondage in Egypt. Verse 7 states, “The Lord said, ‘I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have given heed to their cry because of their taskmasters, for I am aware of their sufferings.’”

The Bible is full of references demonstrating that God sees and hears the prayers of His children and answers them. Here are just a few references verifying this:
Gen 21:17 God heard Ishmael’s cries and rescued him.
Gen 30:17 God heard Leah’s prayer and gave her a son.
Gen 30:22 God heard Rachel’s prayer and gave her a son.
Jud 13:9 God heard Manoah’s prayer and sent an angel to confirm his coming son.
1 Sam 1:10-17 God heard Hanna’s prayer and granted her a son.
Act 12:5-18 Peter was miraculously released from prison in answer to the prayers of the church.

The Psalms are full of the psalmist crying to the Lord and the Lord answering. Here are just a few references:
Ps 3:4 “I was crying to the Lord with my voice, and He answered me from His holy mountain.”
Ps 28:6 “Blessed be the Lord, because He has heard the voice of my supplication.”
Ps 30:2 “O Lord my God, I cried to You for help, and You healed me.”
Ps:34:4 “I sought the Lord, and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.”
Ps 106:44 “Nevertheless He looked upon their distress when He heard their cry;”
Lord God, you are an awesome God that we can’t begin to comprehend. Thank you for your love for us, and for salvation through your Son. Thank you that you care about every detail of our lives, and that you see, hear, and respond to us when we come to you in prayer.

by Ken Zook, Deacon

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