Why God Never Calls for an Emergency Meeting in Heaven

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Meeting, pictures by Adobe Spark“There’s never an emergency meeting in heaven.”

I glanced at the clock in the hospital’s surgical waiting room. My heart raced faster than the second hand ticking.

My daughter, Megan, needed a cyst removed from the back of her leg. She was only five-years-old at the time. After a failed attempt in the surgeon’s medical office, we scheduled the procedure at the hospital

So what were they thinking? Expect a young child to lay on her stomach while medical staff numbed and performed the incision, removal, and stitching? Really?

But my husband and I heard her cries and screams echo down the hallway. So the doctor advised to move to plan B—under anesthesia at the hospital. “She’s not going to cooperate for us to do it here at our offices.”

Well doc, I could have told you that. Yet, I wished for another option besides deep sedation, not fond of plan A or B. But the cyst grew over the year the pediatrician said to watch it.  The cyst needed to come out. And it needed testing for cancer. I worried and fretted and paced.

You see, I’m a floor pacer, panicking in body and spirit. Especially with my children and family.

Sweet relief washed over me when the surgery concluded and Megan woke up. A happy dance ensued when the lab results showed a benign cyst…one grateful mama!

And plan B became the best option after all. Cyst roots had grown and spread deep into the calf’s muscle tissue. Surgery in the surgeon’s office could have turned dangerous and painful—even with a cooperative child.

Emergency Meeting

A few years later, my husband accepted a youth pastor position and we moved to a new town. Our lead
pastor was David Landrith. I’ll forever remember a thought he shared from his seminary professor in a sermon, “There’s never been an emergency meeting of the trinity.”

God never has or ever will pace heaven’s floor.

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The Holy Spirit doesn’t declare a state of emergency over heaven’s intercom due to our circumstances.

No matter how dire our lives may seem. Jumping on an urgent conference call is not necessary with the triune God. There’s absolutely no hint of fear, nervousness, or frenzied panic in the heavenly realm.

Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne was standing in heaven, and One sitting on the throne. Revelation 4:2 NASB

God is seated on His throne. He is in control. Even when plan A and plan B are different than what we had in mind.

No Emergencies in Heaven

Meeting, photos & design by Adobe SparkWe were privileged to link ministry arms once again with David and his wife, Jennifer, along with their kids for a year at another church. My daughter had grown into an eighth grader and our son, a fourth grader. When we moved to our present location, we kept in touch with the Landrith family.

Then the unthinkable happened. Pastor David Landrith was diagnosed with cancer and went to heaven in 2014. Until the end, he continued to place his trust in God’s faithfulness and sovereignty. I imagine him in God’s presence looking down at us saying, “I told you.”

There’s no emergencies in heaven. I often relay the sentiment to others and keep the words close to my heart during troubled times.

Heaven doesn’t have emergency meetings—ever. Let the words resonate deep in your soul.

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No matter what happens, we trust the Lord’s faithfulness, timing, and His perfect ways.

The Lord is large and in charge—always. In the unknown and heartaches of life, that assurance brings hope in His faithfulness. Today and every day.

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Karen Friday

Whether the spoken or written word, Karen thrives in moving an audience to experience laughter, tears, surprise, and deep reflection. She not only possesses an affection for words (just ask her family), but she also cherishes God’s Word. Karen is an award-winning writer who has published both devotions and articles with a mission to know Jesus more and make Him known. She contributes to several national sites while she works on her first non-fiction book. In the blogging world, she is referred to as “Girl Friday” where she shares a central message: you are never far from hope. And she considers her life as a pastor’s wife and women’s ministry leader a sacred calling. Karen and her husband Mike reside in East Tennessee and have two grown children and two grandchildren. The entire family is fond of the expression, “TGIF: Thank God it’s Friday.” They owe Monday an apology. Connect with her blog community, Hope is Among Us.

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12 comments

  1. Isn’t that the most comforting thought ever? And yet, I so often forget and start to panic when things go wrong. God help me to always remember that you will never learn leave us or forsake us and is ALWAYS IN CONTROL , no matter what !! Praise HIM FOREVER????????????????????

    1. Amen, Shirley. Thank you for commenting and for your words…we all relate to times of panic and worry. I’m so grateful God doesn’t pace heaven’s floor and Jesus never wrings His nail-scarred hands in worry. The triune God is in control…always! 🙂

    1. Amen, Martha. God does have it all under control. It’s so comforting to remember that the Holy Spirit doesn’t declare a state of emergency over heaven’s intercom due to our circumstances. Thanks for commenting! Blessings!

    1. Thank you, Sue. Yes, He isn’t surprised or caught off guard in any way. No matter how dire our lives may seem. Jumping on an urgent conference call is not necessary with the triune God. Blessings!

    1. Beckie, thank you. Hope it resonates deep into our souls. Not only has there never been an emergency meeting of the trinity, there never will be…ever! Grateful for the assurance that the Lord continues to reign on His throne over all of the universe and our lives. Blessings!

    1. Dee Dee, thank you sweet friend. It is comforting when the Lord constantly reminds us just how much He loves us, cares for us, and watches over us. He’s always working behind the scenes on our behalf and holds the whole world in His hands. 🙂

  2. Thank you for this wisdom, Karen. I needed these words from God’s heart through you today.

    1. Oh, this is always so good to hear, Jeanette. Love when the Lord’s timing is perfect. He does that with me, on the day I need it the most, I read or hear just the right, hope-filled message tailored for my heart from His heart. Thank you for letting me know and taking the time to comment. He is faithful! Blessings! 🙂

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