Saturday, March 17, 2012

The rescuers

Today's Daily Bread

The rescuers

( Updated March 18, 2012 

These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation. Acts 16:17 

You’ve taken up spelunking, and you’re busily exploring aninteresting cave. You check out the tunnels and pathways for hours,wandering deeper and deeper into the unfamiliar darkness. Othersoutside, realizing you must be lost, send someone to rescue you.Suddenly you hear a voice calling your name.

The rescuer greets you, saying, “Follow me, I know the only wayout.” You protest, “How can you say there’s just one way? There must beothers.” The rescuer replies, “I’ve explored this cave, and you must gomy way or you’ll never get out.” “You’re too narrow,” you reply. “I’llfigure it out myself.”

It sounds foolish, but that’s the way some people respond when youmention that the only way to get to heaven is through faith in Christ.You would expect them to say, “Wow! Thanks for the good news!” Instead,you might get a reaction similar to that of the cave explorer: “Leaveme alone. I don’t believe that one-way business.”

A rescuer loves, cares, and risks his well-being for others. The apostle Paulwas a rescuer who was thrown in jail for trying to spread the good news(Acts 16:23). People won’t always receive our rescue attempts with openarms, but that must not stop us from showing the way. Be a rescuer!                    — Dave Branon

Some people do not like to hear
That Jesus is the only way,
But we must still proclaim that truth
So they will follow and obey. — Sper

READ: Acts 16:16-24
Those who are lost need someone to show them the way.

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