Weekend – Missions Sunday - Rescued

By Phillip Hamm

The following story recently came out of a Fort Myers news room.

   “Surrounded by darkness and towering trees, first responders propelled down from the sky and rescued a swamp buggy crash victim in a remote area of the Everglades.

   The victim, who had reportedly been unconscious and unresponsive, was in an area of dense trees, only accessible by swamp buggy. So, the call was made to bring in an aviation unit to locate the victim and his friends. However, due to the victim's location within the trees, about eight miles south of I-75, the helicopter couldn't land. So, two rescue specialists with the North Collier Fire Rescue District rappelled down to hoist the victim into the chopper as it hovered 120 feet in the air.”

   It’s a classic action story! Someone’s in a life-threatening situation and heroes swoop in to save the day. We don’t consider it often, but spiritually we all were, or are, in a similar scenario. We need rescuing, but we are powerless to do it ourselves.

   In preparation for worship Sunday, read Romans 7:15-25. Meditate on Paul’s question, who will rescue us from this body of death?

Prepare for Worship

   As you prepare your heart for worship Sunday morning read Psalm 140.

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