Recently I came across the origins of the word "Mayday." The Mayday call originated in 1923, when Frederick Stanley Mockford, a senior radio officer at Croydon Airport in London, England, was asked to think of a single, readily understood word that would convey distress.
Mockford came up with "Mayday" because of its similarity to part of the French venez minder, which means "Come help me."
Isn't that a wonderful story? I have often said those words "Come help me" to family members, to friends, to the Lord. Maybe I should just say "Mayday" to communicate my need. Knowing that there is someone who will come to my aid is both empowering and humbling. I hope my friends and family know that they can say "Mayday" to me and that I will be there.
Joy for today: knowing that we can say "Mayday" any time to the Lord.