Mountain climbers know that sometimes things go wrong.
So do cross-country skiers. You get out there, and a ski binding breaks, you get a sprained ankle … something.
Rally drivers. What can go haywire? It’s a car. Under extreme performance. Everything!
Now get in a motorhome. Take a cross-country trip. Travel the shore-to-shore dream vacation. Beware. You’re bound to discover a few hiccups along the way.
We need a rescue team. A fallback plan. Someone we can notify when our adventure is going bottoms up.
Who do we call? The old pop song says, “Ghostbusters.”
In reality, 9-1-1 will do. Your local First Responders. The fire department, the Coast Guard, perhaps your local police force.
You can even sign up for an auto club to send a wrecker when your vehicle will no longer get you from Point A to Point B.
Where’s our spiritual 9-1-1 rescue? Who comes to our aid when we flounder in our relationship to God?
Psalm 91:14 tells us:
“Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name.”
This verse uses numerous pronouns. To clarify the meaning, let’s replace them.
“Because Clarice holds fast to Jesus in love, God will deliver her; God says, I will protect Clarice, because she knows my name.”
That was for the women out there. Here’s one for the guys.
“Because Dawson holds fast to Jesus in love, God will deliver him; God says, I will protect Dawson, because he knows my name.”
Now choose one of these and plug in your own name. Write it out on paper. Stick to your fridge or your bathroom mirror, perhaps slip it in your wallet.
This is your 9-1-1 reassurance. When you call on the name of God, he sends his rescue team to ensure your success.
You are God’s treasure, and he will guide you along life’s way.
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