Our Rescuer

by BJ Rudge, Ph.D.

Just like many of you, I followed the situation with the soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand in June and July of 2018. On the day those boys and their coach walked into the cave, they had no idea what would transpire over the following weeks. What was meant to be a moment of innocent fun turned into a life and death situation. For days they remained in this cave, desperate and with little hope. However, because of the courageous and selfless acts of many individuals, they were ultimately rescued from their hopeless situation.

Like this soccer team we often make decisions in life that at the moment seem innocent and fun yet prove to be destructive. Whether it’s engaging in a certain sinful behavior or pursuing an unhealthy relationship, we can find ourselves moving deeper into the damaging consequences of an ungodly life.

Maybe you have made decisions that have left you without hope and any ability to save yourself. Fortunately, like this soccer team, you also have a rescuer who willingly put his life on the line to save you. Even though it was ultimately your sinful decisions that placed you in this desperate situation, God in His grace and mercy, sent His Son to rescue you from your sins. As God’s Word states:

When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners (Romans 5:6).

Just as these boys are alive today because of their rescuers, we too can experience eternal life because of our Rescuer.

For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins (Colossians 1:13, 14).