"Helicopter Overhead!" (Matthew 7:7-8) "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened."
Just a moment ago I heard a strange sound from afar. I cocked my head to the side and realized as it drew nearer that it was a helicopter flying overhead. I immediately thought of the parable of the man caught in the flood, but in a sense was blinded by his own faith. God saw the rising tide and responded by sending the man a way of escape at three different times, on three different levels. Not only was God faithful to answer the man's prayer, but had compassion to keep responding in desireous effort to help the brother get a revelation! The jeep was from God, the boat was from God, and the helicopter was also from God. The man was faithful to ask, seek, and knock but unfortunately, he blindly refused to receive because it didn't match up with his imagination. Selah.
Lord how excellent You are in all the earth that You are so faithful and mighty to save. Grant us I pray greater wisdom and discernment to recognize when it is indeed You responding to our knocks, especially when the answer looks absolutely nothing like what we expected. Amen.