It’s very important to understand that in any rescue operation, the rescuer gets to determine means and method of the rescue. You don’t get to determine how you are saved. It’s not up to you; it’s up to your Savior.
Jesus doesn’t say he’s a good way, or a nice way, or even the best way.
He says, “I’m it.”
If there was a plan B, God wouldn’t have sent plan A to earth to die for you. So if you’re going to be saved and have all your sins forgiven, there’s only one way it will happen, and there’s only one person you can call on … Jesus.
People who can swim still need to be rescued when the current’s too strong.
Extract from Coming to the Rescue by Rick Warren
Resurrection Sunday is coming up.
I’ll always wish we had met under different circumstances; that my first encounter with God wasn’t me in a pit screaming for help.
I have a love-hate feeling towards Easter.
I hate that insecure part of me that loathes myself for even having to give Him that option of bearing the cross.
But I love Easter because it’s a testament that “You can put the truth in a grave but it won’t stay there.”
“If you’ll hold on to Me for dear life,” says God,
“I’ll get you out of any trouble.
I’ll give you the best of care
if you’ll only get to know and trust Me.
Call Me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times;
I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party.
I’ll give you a long life,
give you a long drink of salvation!”
Say to the weary ones, your God will surely come.
On a side note: This not-talking business is having a calming effect on me.
GET READY FOR EASTER!
Thinking of: Brooke Fraser’s Lifeline, Sweetback’s Lover, how I adore Dr Sheldon Cooper, buying HitFilm, how grateful I am most people I know in this country don’t celebrate Easter with coloured eggs and bunnies and how I really need to find someone just as obsessed about movies as I am.