194 – Whom Do you Rescue?
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When I think of people in trouble, the first thing that comes to my mind now is Paw Patrol. I know you must think I’m crazy. But the Paw Patrol pups save everyone (human or not) every episode. As they say “No Job’s too big, no pup’s too small”. I could also use a hashtag of parenting on this. The funny thing is most of the pups are small. They have tools and such, but working as a team they solve the mission and rescue those who are weak and needy.
Life is like that. We have times when we are strong, enabling us to rescue those you need it. This enables us to can help them through their trouble, we can use our strength to solve a problem. You can be your very own Paw Patrol. This faithbite isn’t about knowing when to help or not help as we’ve covered it. This is more about our duty to help those who need and want it.
For me, this is my life’s purpose to help those who need it. This can come in the form of advice, support, faith, physical activities, or just being there. When I can take a load off of someone to help them, I feel complete. This duty is found in scripture and many of us live to help.
Scripture on Rescue
- Suggested Scripture: Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked – Psalm 82:4
- Related Scripture: This is what the Lord says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place. – Jeremiah 22:3
- remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins. – James 5:20
God works in mysterious ways. He empowers us to help others through their problems and challenges. We are not only to ‘deliver them from the hand of the wicked’, but also to help show them the way of Jesus. Our church conducts vision trips every year. They go to Kenya and Hondorus and work to give those who can not see well glasses. As part of these trips, they also share the word of the Lord. In that, they are solving these people’s earthy problem of sight and helping them in their faith. This is a rescue of the body and the soul.
We are chosen by God to use these gifts to help the needy and the weak. Our challenge is to open our hearts, our wallets, and our talents to help those who are weak, needy, robbed and are sinners. When we do that, we can truly say that No Job is too Big and We are not too small.
When was the last time you helped someone who was needy both physically or spiritually? What did you do? How did you feel? Take time this next week to see how you can help someone in their time of need.
I will be more open to helping those physically and spiritually with the help of God.