Real Life - March 26, 2021
Real Life with Pastor Steve
March 26, 2021
It’s God’s love… not God’s law… that has the power to rescue and retore you. Paul Tripp – Pastor & author
When you think of the word rescue… what are some of the first things that pop into your mind? I think of firefighters going into burning buildings to rescue people or animals trapped inside. I think of the coast guard or someone similar helping people off a boat that is sinking. I think of animals who have been left abandoned and animal rescue shelters set up to treat them and find homes for them. And there are countless other examples… people being rescued from the sex trade or sex trafficking… soldiers who are rescued from enemy territory by a brave platoon… children who are rescued from abusive homes, and placed into loving foster or adoptive families. Miners being rescued after being trapped for days or longer after a cave-in.
All these situations have one thing in common… some type of danger… a danger that is far beyond one’s own ability to save or free one’s self. And someone else, going into that danger… or taking a risk… to make that rescue possible. And that is the picture of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on “Palm Sunday”… with the shouts of Hosanna, meaning Lord, “Save” or “Rescue” us! Which is exactly what Jesus came to do… and to which I for one say “thank you!” And that’s …real life. ~ Pastor Steve – Eaglebrook Church