I was watching a rescue operation on television recently. A man had become hopelessly lost and was out of food and water and growing weaker. After 10 days of wandering he knew he was in danger of loosing his life.
Weak and listless he found a surge of energy when he heard the engines of a plane overhead. Frantically he jumped up and down waving at a plane in the clouds.
Suddenly, the pilot tipped his wings in acknowledgment that the wounded hiker had been spotted. Soon a helicopter arrived and the rescuers were on the scene. A weeping man, overcome with joy and relief, was helped into the helicopter. This hiker knew he was in trouble so he welcomed a savior.
If we are believers in Christ than we have acknowledged that we too need a savior. The cross is all about God’s rescue operation.
Colossians 1:13-14: “For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he love, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
We can forget that a dramatic rescue took place the day we acknowledged Christ as our savior. We were taken out of the darkness and territory of Satan and transferred into the kingdom of light and His beloved son.
If we had eyes to see the entire operation we would be astounded. We would be weeping with joy and relief. God’s grace was lavished upon you as you received forgiveness and redemption. (Eph 1:7)
You were then marked with a seal and given the promised Holy Spirit to dwell within you. You became a citizen and member of God’s household. Eph 2:19.
You were given a seat in the heavenly realms. Why? Because in the coming ages he wants to show you the incomparable riches of his grace and more of his kindness. (Eph. 2:7)
You were given an inheritance and a future hope in heaven. (Eph. 1:18)
You are shielded and protected by god’s power so you inheritance can never perish, spoil or fade…it is kept in heaven for you. I Peter: 4-5.
Remember, you have been rescued.
Rejoice in all you have in Christ now and all you are still to receive.
For, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.” ICor. 2:9)
Thanks for listening,
Love and Blessings,
Milan & Kay