Responding to His Voice

by | May 26, 2002 | Inviting Jesus, Salvation

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” – Revelation 3:20

On September 11, 2001, airplane barreled into the Pentagon, police officer Isaac Hoopii was nearby but outside the building. Disregarding his own life, he entered the building and started finding survivors.

One woman’s skin was peeling so he hoisted her on his broad shoulders. Another woman was missing her shoes, so he carried her. Her mouth and nose were black, and she was in shock. “You are alive,” he reassured her.

He wanted to go deeper into the blackness. Someone yelled at him to stop. “We gotta get people,” he shouted back. He was going on pure adrenaline. The smoke was suffocating, and he heard the building cracking. But he pressed on to the D ring. That’s when he heard the desperate voices. Wayne Sinclair and five coworkers crawled over the rubble and out of their office, 50 to 75 feet from where the plane hit. The hallway was so black, they lost all sense of direction. Only Hoopii’s deep mellow voice guided them.

“Head toward my voice. Head toward my voice,” he called. Huddled closely together, they followed it. Hoopii’s voice led them out of the building, but Sinclair and the others never saw whom it belonged to. Hoopii was already back helping others.

Jesus saves us in the same way. He says, “Head toward my voice.” Today in prayer, thank Christ for calling you to Himself and pray for those who do not know the Lord yet to hear His voice.

“God speaks to us not only once in a while, but always.” – Henri Nouwen

God’s Word: “and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” – Deuteronomy 30:20

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