You Answer Me

I call upon you, for you answer me.
                   —Psalm 86:7

In 2015, twelve-year-old Cade Pope was trying to decide which NFL team deserved his loyalty. He mailed handwritten letters to each of the thirty-two owners of National Football League teams, explaining that he wanted to pick a team he could support for a lifetime.

Jerry Richardson, owner of the Carolina Panthers, responded with his own handwritten letter. “We would be honored to become your team,” he wrote. “We would make you proud.” It was the only response Cade received. No surprise that he is a loyal fan of the Carolina Panthers.

In Psalm 86, David wrote of his “undivided heart” (v. 11), and his pledge to “glorify [God’s] name forever” (v. 12). Why such loyalty? Simple: “In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me” (v. 7).

Keep going to the mailbox.
His answer will come.