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Rescue The Perishing

The challenging opening words of Fanny Crosby’s wonderful hymn “Rescue the perishing, care for the dying” still hums in my mind when I think of the beautiful red bird I rescued from my cat.

As I was holding the stunned bird in the warm comfort of my hand, I thought How often do I relax trustingly in the loving restful comfort of my Savior’s care?

All I did was chase a cat to rescue the bird from certain death.  Jesus gave His life to rescue me from certain eternal death and I act like I do not trust Him enough to relax from my “anxiety du jour”.

God’s Word is filled with pleas to come to Him for rest from weariness, for freedom from fear, for peace, comfort, and safety.

“Cast all your anxieties on Him because He cares for you”  (1st Peter 5:7).

Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).

For, like the rescued bird, the greater battle for my eternal safety has already been fought and won and I can trust and relax in the care of my Rescuer, my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Lord, help my vacillating trust of being strong one day and weak the next day to be solid and strong in YOU everyday.

Claudia Jackson

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