Facebook had a story about the rescue of a trapped golden retriever. The scared animal fought being rescued. At one point the rescuer said to the dog, “I’ll come to you.” He came close, scratched her nose and then could free her.
Like the golden retriever, we get scared, especially with all the violence we have heard about lately. This world has us run- ning and hiding. We want a safe place, but we fight being rescued too.
God has come to us in the person of Jesus Christ to deliver us from the fears of this world. Jesus said, “For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of Him who sent me” (John 6:38). Jesus is familiar with the violence of this world. His own disciple, Judas Iscariot, betrayed Him to the Pharisees, who used false testimony to accuse Him of re- bellion against Rome and blasphemy against God. They took Him to Governor Pontius Pilate who turned Him over to be cru- cified on a cross. The violence of this world tried to stop Him from rescuing us, but God conquered sin and death by raising Christ to life.
Still we fight God and want to reject Christ’s cross. But for those who believe, Jesus is our Deliverer and our shelter from this world.
Christ empowers all believers with the Holy Spirit, so they can live in the world without fearing it.
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Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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