He sent from on high, he took me;
he drew me out of many waters.
He rescued me from my strong enemy
and from those who hated me,
for they were too mighty for me.
They confronted me in the day of my calamity,
but the Lord was my support.
What do you picture when you think of someone rescuing you?
I think of a superhero, flying to someone in danger – stuck on a mountain cliff, trapped in a crumbling or burning building, or lost at sea – and plucking them out of danger just in the nick of time.
Jesus rescued us by dying on the cross. Can you imagine one man being brave enough to rescue the whole world? Jesus did that for every one of us.
And his rescuing us did not end there. He continues to rescue us every hour of every day. I can think of obvious times he has saved me, and I know there were many other times I did not realize it.
Verse 16 says, “He reached down and took hold of me… when things were too strong for me.” What comfort knowing he takes hold of me when I can’t go forward.
During this pandemic, things may have felt too strong for many of us. We need to know that we are never alone. He is reaching for us to comfort, protect and love us. He will continue to reach for us no matter what.
He has rescued me more than once during this pandemic. He has improved my prayer life. He has overcome my loneliness and given me hope as I look towards the future.
Prayer: Father, thank you for rescuing us in our time of need. Thank you for rescuing us from our sins with Jesus on the cross. Thank you for grabbing us and holding us close to you when we need rescuing. Amen.
Contributed by Carrie Thomas
Read 2 Samuel 22 and record any insights you gain here.
Call to Connection
Reflect on what you need rescuing from. Journal a prayer about what tomorrow means in your life right now.