“Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.” Acts 2:22-24
It’s Memorial Day weekend here in America and we place U.S. Flags in our cemeteries, along streets in some towns and some of us even put out a flag on our house as we remember those men and women who gave their lives so we might enjoy abundant freedoms. I read with interest some articles from people living in Europe who expressed their gratitude for the sacrifices that our country made during WW1 & WW2 to bring freedom to their countries that have now been enjoying for many generations. It is a humbling feeling when you need to be rescued…from something.
Millions of people all over this planet during WW2 needed to be rescued from evil men who wanted to conquer all mankind. Thankfully there were men and women who came together to overcome those evil men and rescue those held captive. Today there are still millions of people all over this planet who need to be rescued from a far greater evil…one that desires to capture their souls and cast them into eternal damnation. The Haitian child in the attached photo appears to be in need of being rescued. His physical life could be extended with rice, beans and water but he would still need to be rescued from the evil foe…he needs Jesus. There are people all over this planet who need to be rescued…they need Jesus. On this Memorial Day weekend, remember them too in your prayers as they are still out there…in need of being rescued.
Dear Heavenly Father, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.
May God be with you…Jay