In Nashua, New Hampshire, a woman and her dog were rescued from a sewer system they had fallen into while out on a walk. The woman started screaming for help through one of the pipes in the system. As one of the people involved told the reporters, “We could hear her, but she couldn’t hear us” (Christine McCarthy, “Nashua Woman and Dog Rescued after Being Trapped in Sewer,” Boston 25 News, June 4, 2020, https://www.boston25news.com/news/local/nashua-woman-dog-rescued-after-being-trapped-sewer/KGO2TZNM3BDHFGPTLDFY7NDJLU/). That description really sums up how our relationship to God can sometimes feel. We’re crying out to him for help, and he can hear us, but we can’t hear him. We are reminded through the readings today that no matter how bleak the situation, God is faithful to his promises, and we can trust that he hears our cries for help.
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