I love the LORD, because he has heard the voice of my supplication, *because he has inclined his ear to me whenever I called upon him.
I was struck by the first line of today's Psalm. It has not been my experience that God inclines his ear to me whenever I call upon him. There are times when it seems like he is not listening at all.
I came to grief and sorrow,
the Psalmist continues. And then,
How shall I repay the LORD, for all the good things he has done for me.
Interesting. While it may not seem God has always listened to me, there can be no arguing that my life, too, is full of good things. I thought of this evening. I sat with my wife as we both enjoyed a cup of hot tea--and, of course, Nike our cat.
On the roof of the house, a robin sang.
Then he flew to a tree where the sun caught the color of his breast. Oh my.
A blue jay joined him, surrounded by white. Only this time it wasn't snow, but the flowers of spring.
The hummers made regular visits to the feeder.
And then I realized: Maybe that is answer enough in itself, all the answer one ever needs.