A Miraculous Rescue

Friday, July 13, 2018
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Do you believe in miracles?

Over the past few days, the entire world has been watching the discovery and rescue of a team of twelve Thai boys and their coach, who were trapped in a cave in Thailand.

It was a miracle that they were even found after being in the cave for ten days, and yet another miracle that they were all rescued!

They couldn't save themselves. Thousands of people were involved in the rescue, and one even gave his life.

Miracles do happen, as many of our readers can surely testify.

Many times in the Bible, God came to rescue people:

  • Noah and his family from the flood
  • Lot's family out of Sodom by the angels
  • Joseph thrown into the well by his brothers
  • Baby Moses in the basket on the Nile
  • Daniel in the lion's den
  • Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace
  • Jonah swallowed by the great fish
  • Mary and Joseph who escaped Herod's plans to kill Jesus
  • Peter released from prison

… just to name a few.

Although we may not realize our plight, we all need to be rescued from the spiritual effects of our sin: a broken relationship with God. We can't save ourselves, but God will rescue us. He will bring us out of darkness and into His glorious light. We all struggle with sin. The Bible says that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. We need to be rescued. We need a miracle.

Jesus has rescued us from our sinful nature by offering Himself as a sacrifice for our sins. God wants each and every one of us to experience that rescue.

Galatians 1:4 – He died for our sins just as God our Father planned, and rescued us from this evil world in which we live. (TLB)

Have you been rescued? Praise and thank God!

Are you waiting to be rescued? God is only a prayer away. Confess your sins to Him and turn away from them. Ask Jesus to come into your heart and be your Lord and Saviour.

Acts 16:31a – They replied, "Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will be saved." (TLB)

Romans 8:1 – So there is now no condemnation awaiting those who belong to Christ Jesus. (TLB)

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank You that You rescue us when we cry out to You. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, to rescue us from our sinfulness and bring us into Your kingdom. Help us to be obedient to Your will and to trust You always. To You be the glory forever and ever! In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

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Dee Renaud <dee.renaud@outlook.com>
Sauble Beach, Ontario, Canada

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:


    Dee, so thankful for the rescue. God bless.

    Amen Dee, well done!

    Thank you, Dee, for sharing this devotional reminder with us. Blessings.

    Dear Dee,
    So timely a message and so much needed! Thank you.

    Well said, Dee!
    Thank you for writing to us.

    That story has been a beacon of light in a world filled with bad news. Thank you for reminding us that our lives are filled with miracles when we use the eye of the spirit to see them.

    Hi Dee
    Love the analogy that, like the Thai boys, we all need to be saved … and that one gave his life in that process.

    Hi Dee,
    What a wonderful. timely, appropriate Devotional this morning. As you say, rescue from sin is only a prayer away.
    Thank you for writing.

    Enjoy your writing and the man who died trying to save those boys, he died so the others could live – sound familiar. They said if he had not told them just before he died what they were doing wrong they may not have rescued any. Wow.

    Greetings Dee,
    Thanks for writing about that miraculous rescue. Yes, it truly was a miracle performed by our loving Saviour and will be remembered for a long, long time. Praise the Lord.
    Blessings to you for your writings.

    This is a wonderful message. We have the honour of sharing when our heavenly Father quickens the heart of a non-believer and opens the door for us.
    Thanks for the reminder each of us has been commissioned to go.

    Dear Dee,
    I wonder how we can get the message “ONE DIED FOR YOU” out to the thirteen rescued.
    It makes such a good parallel message for the thirteen — and for the world.
    “Jesus died for you and for all persons on earth.” The praying many in the world – whose prayers were answered – should be included in the message.
    Let us pray. Keep writing and praying.

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