Devotional from Dr. Brent
“In my distress I called upon the Lord, And cried to my God for help; He heard my voice out of His temple, And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.” Psalm 18:6
I was reading recently that the word “MAYDAY” was created in 1921 by a senior radio officer, Frederick Stanley Mockford, who worked at London’s Croydon Airport. This airport is no longer in existence, but back in the day there were many flights in and out of that airport. And as we think about where air travel is right now with the Coronavirus situation, most international flights have come to a halt. Yet, even in 1921 there were many international flights. Daily there were flights between this London airport and Paris. Mockford created this word from the French word “m’aider “ (help me). It is interesting that the distress call “Mayday” is typically repeated three times in succession (Mayday-Mayday-Mayday). It seems that the entire world right now is calling out “Mayday” for help with the Coronavirus crisis. Many feel desperate. As believers in Christ we know we can call upon the Lord in our times of distress. This is what we must do in this hour. This is why we need to pray for President Trump, Governor Tate Reeves, Congress, and especially for the medical professionals who are on the front line of this battle. We need to pray for one another. Please pray for your church as we navigate through this time. It is comforting to know that we have a Lord who hears our “maydays.” Please be sure to watch our Live Stream Service this Sunday! Encourage others to watch. I believe you will be blessed, comforted, and encouraged in the Lord if you do! As always, call me if I can help you with anything.