The weather outside is frightful and quite a few have needed rescue. Record snowfall and the difficulty it brings makes me think of the song Rescue. It also brings to mind a very beautiful verse of Scripture. So how do these things go together?
If we are honest, we are like our children in so many ways. The thing they often need rescue from is themselves. The outside forces will not likely get them down. Parents know it’s their own desires that will trip them up. When we pray for their rescue, we pray first they be rescued from themselves and their desires. We pray they will make life choices that are God-honoring.
Put the shoe on your own foot. Now, you are not the parent. You are the child. Your Father desires the same for you. You; me; we need to be rescued from our own sinful desires and the destruction they can cause. And our loving Father puts His heart on display in His Word. In Psalm 65:3, He says, “When we were overwhelmed by sins, You forgave our transgressions” (NIV, 2010). Just like the snow overwhelms travelers, so we were overwhelmed by sin and in need of rescue. Our Rescuer is the Lover of our souls. In the next verse, He tells us, “Blessed are those You choose and bring near to live in Your courts! We are filled with the good things of Your house, of Your holy temple.” If we had no other word from Him, this is enough to know He intends to provide what we cannot and for us to live joyfully in the light of His love.
Soli Deo Gloria!