Encounter Devotional: “The Greatest Rescue!”

By Zach Wood

Mankato Times

Psalm 13 5 6, Encounter Devotional, Mankato times

Psalm 13:5-6 NLT

But I trust in your unfailing love.  I will rejoice because you have rescued me.  I will sing to the Lord because he is good to me.

Have you ever been through situation where you have been rescued?  Maybe you were trapped in a car and trained people came to pull you out.  Maybe you had a bad experience in a pool, lake or ocean somewhere and someone had to jump in to save you.  Maybe you’ve found yourself at some point behind bars and someone cared enough to bail you out and mentor you to not make the same mistake again.

Not everyone has had these extreme situations in their life in which someone had to rescue them from near death or from a place that might keep them locked up for years.  However, everyone one of us has had an experience or many of them where someone else rescued us from some situation that could have turned very bad and got us back up and going on the right path.

We all make bad choices in life, no doubt about that.  Isn’t it wonderful that we all have friends and family who have, at one point or another, taken time to help us get through a tough situation? Whether it was a situation in which we intentionally made a bad choice or if it was something we were unaware of that took us by surprise and they helped us?

No matter what the situation, I hope that we have been grateful to these wonderful people who have shown such love and concern for our lives.  We definitely owe tribute to these people who care enough to help.  

Again, we have all made bad choices in life.  When I read the passage above, I realize there are so many times in life that I forget how great of a rescue that Jesus Christ went through to save me and put me on the right path.  His love is truly unfailing and His gift of salvation to me is the greatest thing I could have ever accepted.  

What I need to remember most of all is how grateful I should be each and every day for His ultimate rescue of my life from eternal death.  He saved me from my sin, even though I deserve so much worse!  He has covered me in His blood and forgiven me.  In return, each day, I need to sing His praise and proclaim all He has done every opportunity I get.  I fail at this so often, but I am reminded each day that God is with me and helping me to become better.  

Jesus Christ has performed the greatest rescue ever known to mankind!

Zach Wood is a graduate of Johnson Bible College (Johnson University) in Knoxville, TN.  He enjoys devotional writing, preaching, music ministry and computers.  He works at Corporate Graphics Commercial as a Client Support Assistant in North Mankato.  He lives in Eagle Lake with his wife and two girls.  Contact info: jbcg99@gmail.com.

 

 

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