A God who hears prayer! Overwhelms everything else in this little Psalm, doesn’t it? All will come to this God who hears prayer, it says. But, maybe not, because maybe not overwhelmed by sins yet—still under-whelmed, gasping for air, but not yet desperate enough to call for the lifeboat. Give them up…all of those sins to Him, the one who listens and forgives and chooses those to live in his courts as residents, who take in all good things He has to offer. Why so difficult to go to this listening God, the One who will forgive and put us up forever in his dwelling place? Why so stubborn. we who are adamantly sure that it all must be more strenuous or more complex or perhaps reserved for some other “class” of people?
He listens and then he answers….with “awesome deeds of righteousness.”
There is no other God. Go ahead, search to the ends of the earth…the farthest seas (if you dare)…there is no other. All hope for all peoples rests at His feet. God the Creator, who controls even the wild and chaotic in the cosmos and amongst all the peoples, also works the land, guides the waters, ensures the harvest—even in deserts and meadows and valleys. All is abundance unlimited as the earth digs deep for air and belts out a Hallelujah to this listening God.