Saturday, September 11, 2021

Five Minute Friday - Rescue

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One word. Five minutes to write about it. This is the idea behind Five Minute Friday and this is today's free-writing post.

search and rescue
rescue mission


We are all in need of rescue. Our own ships are leaky affairs at best, and we are all taking on water. If not for God's amazing rescue mission, we would have very little hope. But God set up a lighthouse and a beacon to warn us away from the treacherous rocks and to guide us towards him. Then he commissioned his own Son on a daring rescue mission to bring us to shore. Once we've reached safety, we are invited to join the search and rescue team. 

Rescue those being led away to death;
hold back those staggering toward slaughter.
~Proverbs 24:11~

As we read the Old Testament history, it's easy to see the cycle repeating again and again. Israel finding themselves in trouble, often of their own making, and crying out to God. He comes to their rescue and brings them out of slavery, helps them beat back the enemy, defeats their oppressors; and every time they eventually forget how he rescued them and they go back to the same stupid sin that got them in that mess in the first place. Then the ultimate rescue - God sends the Messiah, Jesus - and here we are today, repeating the cycle in our own way. Thank God for his patience with us, that even though we fail and forget, he still rescues us. 

Rise up and help us,
rescue us because of your unfailing love.
~Psalm 44:26~ 

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. ~Galatians 1:3-5

God undertook the most dramatic rescue operation in cosmic history. He determined to save the human race from self-destruction, and He sent His Son Jesus Christ to salvage and redeem them. The work of man's redemption was accomplished at the cross. ~Billy Graham

From the tiny birds of the air and from the fragile lilies of the field, we learn the same truth, which is so important for those who desire to live a life of simple faith: God takes care of His own. He knows our needs. He anticipates our crises. He is moved by our weaknesses. He stands ready to come to our rescue. And at just the right moment, He steps in and proves Himself as our faithful heavenly Father. ~Charles R. Swindoll

This post is linked at Five Minute Friday for the word prompt "Rescue".

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Michele Morin said...

Thanks be to God for his Great Rescue Plan!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I love your take on this word and how you linked rescue to God’s unfailing love.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

This is so good.
Thanks for sharing.

Annette said...

so very true!

Joanne Viola said...

Kym, the very same song came to mind when I wrote on "Rescue" :) I love the Chuck Swindoll quote and am so very grateful our God always stands ready to come to our rescue!

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