Devotional for Tuesday September 1st

Good Morning Everyone,
 
Our theme for this month: “You are loved”
 
Our Bible verse for today: “But God proves his own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 (CSB)
 
Our thought for today: “God rescues you.”
 
One of the hardest things any parent ever has to do is to watch their grown child go off on some dangerous adventure. I know this from personal experience. I once had to stand and watch one of my own sons walk to an airplane that was going to carry him into a war zone in Afghanistan. I had a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach thinking about what he was going to face once he got there and what the potential outcome could be.
 
In Romans 5:8 the Apostle Paul was commenting on the great truth John revealed to us in John 3:16 when he wrote, “For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”
 
Romans 5:8 and John 3:16 describe a rescue mission. God the Father sent His only Son from the comfort and safety of heaven to earth to rescue us from our sins. It was a dangerous mission that would require great suffering and sacrifice on the part of the Son. Knowing what Jesus faced, it grieved the Father to do it and yet, it had to be done. Paul’s point was that this proves God’s overwhelming, unconditional, and never-ending love for us. He loves us so much that He was determined to rescue us at all costs. But then, it didn’t stop there. He continues to look out for us and to be our shelter in the storms of life.  
 
This morning, along with reading this devotional, I want to ask you to Google the song “Rescue” by Christian singer Lauren Daigle. Take just 3 ½ minutes to listen to it. As you’re listening, please read the lyrics along with it and think deeply about the profound truth being revealed in the song. Hear the voice of the Father speaking to you personally through the words. It will be Lauren singing, but hear the voice of the Father through it. Here are the words:
 
You are not hidden
There’s never been a moment
You were forgotten
You are not hopeless
Though you have been broken
Your innocence stolen
I hear you whisper underneath your breath
I hear your SOS, your SOS
I will send out an army to find you
In the middle of the darkest night
It’s true, I will rescue you
There is no distance
That cannot be covered
Over and over
You’re not defenseless
I’ll be your shelter
I’ll be your armor
I hear you whisper underneath your breath
I hear your SOS, your SOS
I will send out an army to find you
In the middle of the darkest night
It’s true, I will rescue you
I will never stop marching to reach you
In the middle of the hardest fight
It’s true, I will rescue you
I hear the whisper underneath your breath
I hear you whisper, you have nothing left
I will send out an army to find you
In the middle of the darkest night
It’s true, I will rescue you
I will never stop marching to reach you
In the middle of the hardest fight
It’s true, I will rescue you
Oh, I will rescue you
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Jason Ingram / Paul Mabury / Lauren Daigle
Rescue lyrics © Essential Music Publishing
 
That’s how much He loves you.
 
God Bless,
Pastor Jim
Copyright © 2020 Oak Hill Baptist Church, All rights reserved.

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