Jeremiah 33:2-3 (NLT)
2 �This is what the Lord says�the Lord who made the earth, who formed and established it, whose name is the Lord: 3 Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.
This message comes from The Lord, the one who made, formed and established the earth. It is comforting to know that the one who has created everything is willing to entertain our questions and respond. We must seek out God in prayer and humbly ask that we may receive the answers we are looking for.
In the movie Gravity, veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (played by George Clooney) is in charge of the Shuttle Explorer's STS-157 mission to repair the Hubble Telescope by the rookie specialist Dr. Ryan Stone (played by Sandra Bullock). Out of the blue, Houston control aborts the mission warning that a Russian missile hit a satellite, causing a chain reaction and now there is a storm of debris coming upon the pair of astronauts. Soon they lose communication with the Mission Control in Houston. As a result of the debris strike, both Stone and Kowalski must now make their way to the International Space Station.
Isolated and coming to grips with her mortality, Dr. Stone has the following conversation/prayer with God:
I'm gonna die, aren't I God? I know we're all gonna die...we're all gonna die. But I'm gonna die today! Funny that you ought to know. But the thing is I'm still scared � I'm really scared. Nobody will mourn for me; no one will pray for my soul. Will you mourn for me? Will you pray for me? Or is it too late? I mean, I'd pray for myself but I've never prayed in my life. Nobody ever taught me how. Nobody ever taught me how. [Gravity, DVD, Directed by Alfonso Cuaron, 2014; Warner Brothers; submitted by Van Morris, Mt. Washington, Kentucky]
Dr. Stone says nobody ever taught her how to pray, but out of necessity she finds herself doing what she had never been taught to do, pray. You see Dr. Stone was seeking out answers from God. She was faced with a life of death situation and in what seemed to be her final moments she was calling out to God trying to understand if it was too late to reconcile herself with Him.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 says, �For I know the plans I have for you,� says the Lord. �They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.�