Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Rescue Me

Jeremiah 1:8
"'Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,' delares the Lord."
Jeremiah 1:19
"'They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,' declares the Lord."

I asked myself, as I was sitting next to a couple making out on the couch, rescue us from what? It's crazy. God knows that we'll be called to attack. We'll always be under attack. We can so easily look over the rescue part of that scripture. But He says that He'll rescue us which means that we'll need rescuing. Um...what? What do you mean we'll need rescuing? God doesn't call us to safely love Him in the comfort of our own homes! He calls us to danger, places that aren't necessarily "good" places to go. Why? Why would God put us, His precious children, in danger? I think there are a few reasons for that.
One: The places we need to reach aren't pleasant. They're overcome by evil, the darkness of the world. The places we're called to, we're called to for a reason. If they were already healed, we wouldn't need to be there.
Luke 5:31 says "It is not the healthy, but the sick that need a doctor. I have not come to call the righteous, but the sinners to repentance."
Two: I believe that God does everything for His glory to be revealed. He puts us in dangerous situations where we have no where to turn but to Him so that his glory will be shown. Think about it: Everything will come against you, but don't fear, I will RESCUE YOU.

I love this. We're called to be in danger. I'm glad and blessed that there is a God with the power that created an entire universe who cares enough to rescue me from the danger I'm called to encounter.