|He Came to My Rescue
By Greg Sanders
The word rescue means, “to remove somebody from danger, to save something, to release someone from jail or to take forcible possession of something.” Can you think of any better word to describe what Jesus has done for you? He has rescued us from our sins, our past and an eternity without God. The first Easter morning was confirmation that the rescue mission of Jesus had been successful. On Easter we celebrate that the life we now enjoy is because He has rescued us forever.
2 Timothy 1:9 reminds us that “…God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus. 10 And now he has made all of this plain to us by the appearing of Christ Jesus, our Savior. He broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the Good News.”
This scripture lets us in on a few truths about God’s rescue mission.
- God has always had a plan to redeem your life. Easter is confirmation that His plan has been executed and made available to you.
- God has rescued you not because you deserve it, but because He desires to be in relationship with you. Right relationship with God is not because you did something right but because of what Jesus accomplished on the cross.
- God has broken the power of sin over your life. You do not have to live in bondage or live chained to the sin of your past. Easter declares that you can be set free.
- God has illuminated the way to abundant life. Easter reminds us that Christ has set us on a journey that is abundantly above our own way of living.
Today’s Challenge: Pray that God will give you the realization that you have been completely rescued from your old life and set apart to follow Him into abundant life. Easter reminds us that He has rescued us.