Besides being wonderful companions and furry snuggelers, certain dog breeds have the distinct ability to rescue people or to provide a service for them. We hear about instances where rescue dogs have been used to find the lost. Some have even located an individual several inches or even feet under snow or dirt. What a relief and welcome sound it must be for the one who is lost or in extreme danger as he hears the persistent bark of these canine rescuers who has located the endangered one. What about those who depend on a seeing-eye dog to keep them out of danger by maneuvering gingerly around obstacles to the destination.
God is like that isn’t he? He sent His Son, Jesus, to rescue the perishing and seek the lost. The Bible reminds us in Luke 19 that Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost. He also reminds us in Psalm 32:8 that, like the seeing eye dog, “ I will guide thee with my eye,” or the rescue canine, as He states in Psalm 34:22, “The Lord will rescue his servants; no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.
Aren’t we glad that we have our Lord looking out for us now and into eternity as we claim His salvation?
Thank you God that you are in the rescue business.
I love to walk with and write about our great God and my Savior, Jesus Christ. Now in my senior years, I can say, looking back at the joys, difficulties, and challenges of life, "I know that my Redeemer lives," (Job 19:25 NIV). I am a retired teacher and author of many published articles, and contributor to two books--God Still Meets Needs (Littleton)and Grandparenting Through Obstacles: Overcoming Family Challenges to Reach Your Grandchildren for Christ (Wilburn,Butts). I am also author of In God's Creation: Devotions for the Outdoors and In God's Creation: Devotions for the Beach. Both books are available on Amazon and www.booknofurther.com.