C.P. Hia relates how that "Manuel Gonzalez was the first rescue worker to reach the 33 miners trapped for 69 days in a Chilean mine explosion in 2010.
At great risk to his own life, he went under-ground more than 2,000 feet to bring the trapped men back to the surface.
The world watched in amazement as one by one each miner was rescued and transported to freedom.
The Bible tells us of an even more amazing rescue. Because of Adam and Eve's disobedience, all of mankind is trapped in sin- Gen. 2:17; 3:6,19; Rom. 5:12.
Unable to break free, everyone faces certain death - physically and eternally.
But God has provided a Rescuer - Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Everyone who accepts the free gift of salvation offered through His death and resurrection is freed from sin's grip and its resulting death penalty- Rom. 5:8-11; 10:9-11; Eph. 2:1-10.
Jesus Christ is the "firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep"- 1 Cor. 15:20.
(Read 1 Cor. 15:1-4, 20-25)
He was the first to be raised from the dead, never to die again. likewise, all will be given life who put their faith in Christ - Rom. 8:11.
Are you still trapped in your sins?
Accept Jesus' gift of salvation and enjoy the freedom of life in Christ and eternity with Him - Acts 16:31; Eph. 2:1; Col. 2:13."
THINKING IT OVER
What keeps you from calling out to God for spiritual
rescue? Do you fear that you are too bad for God's
grace? Read and think about Romans 3:23-26
Through His cross Jesus rescues and redeems."
Our Daily Bread
My prayer today: Father, I ask that You help me accept Your free gift into my own heart, and then to make my will conform to what Your Word will tell me. I desire to be ready for the day You come for me...Amen
My personal prayer note: Singing and praying in the Spirit, and with your understanding during prayer time, will edify your faith.
Today’s quote: "Our eternal destiny depends on our believing God's most wonderful promise: 'God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life' " - John 3:16 KJV Merlin Carothers
Our thought for today: God loves a challenge! He loves to change us!
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