A Glory Seed Devotional
The Rescuer and the Rescued…
One bright clear summer day while walking on the road of life a traveler is suddenly seized by a monster and pulled into a dark alley and finds himself in a life and death struggle. But the traveler is strong and fights valiantly and at one point appears to be winning. But out of the darkness, the monster receives reinforcements and brave traveler begins to weaken. Again and again, the monster is reinforced and strength of the traveler drains away. Eventually the traveler begins to lose the will to fight back.
Yet on a mountain far away… Standing tall on the Rescuer patiently awaits the call for help. The Rescuer is well seasoned at pulling people from the clutches of danger and disaster watches intently as the traveler fights for life. “Oh traveler, you who struggle alone why do you do so? Why do you struggle with forces you cannot see when I stand ready to fight for you! I wait patiently for you to call upon me. Please don’t wait too long!”
As the struggle of life and death slants in direction of the monsters, they begin celebrating their victory. Yet deep inside the traveler will not let go, embedded deep there is will to survive, a hunger that will not die, “Please forgive me Lord, for I have sinned and have not honored you,” a feeble whisper reaches Rescue Mountain. And in a blinding flash of Light, the Rescuer takes flight leaving Rescue Mountain standing empty and alone. And suddenly the darkness of the alley vanishes as a pure white light a million times brighter than the light of the sun, nay a million, million times brighter than the light of thousand suns. And instantly the battle is over even before it really begins. The Rescuer returns his flaming sword to its scabbard and leans over the injured traveler and attends to the wounds and then his journey continues.
You are the traveler; the Holy Spirit is the Rescuer. There’s a good chance you will need to be rescued if not today at least in the near future. The monsters of life will seek to feed off yours and drain away your happiness, your peace, your love of life. They may come in form of declining health, it may come in the form of a broken relationship, it may come in the form of death, it may come in the form of stress, or they may come in a totally different way than ever before but never the less they will come.
And when they come there is no power on the earth or in hell that can stop the hand of Rescuer when he takes flight from his Mountain at the request of a broken and beaten traveler. Hold on and believe because help is on the way!
Grace and PEACE!
Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God,
that you believe in him whom he has sent.” (John 6:29 ESV)
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