As a teenager, my best friend and I would frequent the Nantahala River. After a trip down the river with a paddle in hand, we would leave our boats and pick up our ropes. For hours we would stand on the boulders and throw ropes to offer a rescue line for boaters who have fallen out of their boat before they swept downriver into a dangerous class 4/class 5 rapids.
This reflection offers a picture of a rescue story. The sudden swimmers were destined for disaster unless someone outside of the current offered them a line of safety. Realizing there is no perfect analogy, this principle can help us begin to picture our life without Christ and His finished work to rescue us.
Jesus came to earth on a rescue mission to make a way, through His shed blood, for humanity to be restored in relationship with God. The truth is that the sin of man that began in the Garden of Eden has resulted in a spiritual contagion that dooms mankind.
In His love, God made a way through Christ’s rescue mission that man can experience peace and fill the God-shaped hole in their heart. This sense of purpose is chased by all and can only be fulfilled in Christ. No amount of service, good deed, charitable donation, or simple apology can make this right.
The gap between God and man can only be traversed because of Jesus. We have only to repent and confess by faith that we have sinned, we can’t fix it, and Jesus is the way, truth, and life.
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