In Christ: I Am Rescued

It is always good to be reminded of who we are in Christ, especially when we find ourselves living in a world filled with chaos and confusion.  Over the next 13 days I will be sharing the devotions from my book, “In Christ Alone”.  Each devotion is designed to help us look to Christ for our identity in the midst of a myriad of sources trying to define who we are.

Here is day twenty with an important reminder that in Christ you, and those around you, have been rescued.

I Am Rescued

“For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Colossians 1:13-14 (NIV)

Have you ever found yourself in need of being rescued?  What were the circumstances?  Who would you call if you needed rescued?  Why?  Does that answer change depending on what you need rescued from?  How bad do things have to get before you ask for help?

Some years ago I found myself sitting in my car alongside the interstate late one night with steam billowing from under the hood.  I had just finished up several days of teaching and was eager to get home but here I was, stranded in an unfamiliar area and going nowhere.  Fortunately, I wasn’t far from where I had been teaching so I called the friend I had been staying with and he came to my rescue!  As you pray, consider how far from home sin has taken you in your life and thank God for His willingness to come to your rescue in Christ.  Pray that you would daily live as one who has been rescued from the dominion of darkness.  Pray that the people around you would realize their need for genuine rescue from the dominion of darkness and that they would find that rescue in Jesus.

In prayer,