But you, Lord, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me.
Psalm 22:19 NIV
Canada is working on a new immigration program that would help temporary foreign workers and international students who are already in Canada to transition to permanent resident status more quickly. The creation of this new fast-track immigration program was discussed by Immigration Minister Sean Fraser in an interview with CBC this past June. The program is intended to be a “permanent pathway for temporary residents,” meaning that it will target people who are already in Canada, like temporary foreign workers and international students.
If you ever watch an old western movie or TV show, you will undoubtedly see a scene where the hero is in trouble, but just before he meets his demise, the cavalry comes and saves him. In a more contemporary setting, this often happens in police shows today – and it’s pretty predictable. All of us can relate to this. We have all found ourselves in a difficult situation – maybe a medical emergency, or a financial crisis, or a family upset. If you are a follower of Jesus, the first thing you do is pray! Listen to what King David wrote in Psalm 22:19: “But you, Lord, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me.” In a spiritual sense, we need the cavalry – we need the Lord to come to our rescue. When we have sinned, or wandered away from the Lord, or life is overwhelming, we can always cry out to Jesus, who is never far from us. David was a powerful ruler, with as much human authority as anyone in his day. But he often recognized his need for the Lord. So do we – and He comes to our aid just as He did for David.
These have been words from the heart.