Built into the DNA of children is a natural inclination to seek comfort from mothers. Whether its an accident, fall or scrape, there is something soothing about receiving a hug, kiss or touch from mom. When I lived in New Jersey, my mother was an EMT. Perhaps, it was a premonition that I was an accident waiting to happen. Anyway, when I broke my leg in two places jumping off an above ground pool, did a face plant into the asphalt while riding my bike and nearly lost my finger after it was slammed into a car door I cried out, “faster faster won’t you make it better now?”
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths, Proverbs 3:5-6.
From a spiritual perspective, adults and child alike apply this same concept to prayer. However, instead of crying out to moms’, individuals are seeking immediate help from their heavenly Father. In cases of death, illness or sudden trauma, God is the last resort, a life line hoping to turn around a dire situation. While answers from the Lord vary, desperate times push souls to a sense of urgency. Depending upon the age, dilemma or energy within each prayer lifted up, everyone is searching for a quick resolution with a happy ending.
And the people said to Joshua, “We will serve the LORD our God and obey him,” Joshua 24:24.
In the song Faster Faster on Esterlyn Lamps debut album, the lyrics appear to be geared toward a counselor or friend. In the chorus, an individual who has made poor choices in life cries out at the tops of their lungs, “faster faster won’t you make it better?” Whether this plea applies to a pastor, teacher or youth pastor, anyone who makes foolish decisions wants to escape the consequences. Unfortunately, reality paints another picture, often with grime results. Therefore, don’t wait until something bad happens to get right with God. Rather, like Joshua in the Old Testament, make your decision today to serve and follow the Lord.
by Jay Mankus