Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Search and Rescue

“…tell him:  ‘We were slaves of Pharaoh in Egypt, but the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand.  Before our eyes the LORD set miraculous signs and wonders…But he brought us out from there to bring us in and give us the land that he promised on oath…’”  Deut. 6:21

She was 22 and had made choices that led her down a dark path of destruction and drugs.  She had reached out to God so many times she no longer felt she had the right.  She had made promises to the only One who could save her, only to fall into darkness again.  She was gripped by the enemy and had neither the strength nor the ability to break free.  This is not a TV movie or one to be seen on the big screen, but rather the life of my little girl.  But eight years ago on Mother’s Day she told the enemy, ‘No more!’  She committed herself in mind, body and spirit to break free from her slavery.  She knew she couldn’t accomplish this on her own and turned to the only One who had the ability for a miracle – her Father, who was in Heaven, hallowed was His name!  When turning her face to Him, she accessed the power of God who came down to earth and brought her out from there and gave her life in our land once more. 

There are others enslaved in our family who are waiting for the prison doors to open.  Our faith tells us ‘when, not if’ and we bank our lives on it.  We only have to remember our past to be at peace in our present and have hope for our future.  To look forward in faith is to look backwards in remembrance.

We must look in our rear view mirror and recognize the amazing ways for which God has delivered us from past trials.  This remembrance will remind us of the sustaining grace and power of a Savior that never fails to save.  Upon our recollection of His mighty acts and wondrous ways in our lives, we must tell others our wonderful stories of deliverance.  Our testimonies must have a voice to keep our hearts focused on our faith and to encourage others in their walk.

May we never be too busy nor too proud to tell everyone who will listen to our great stories of search and rescue by our great God.

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