Jesus Christ . . . has gone into heaven and is at God’s right hand—with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him. (1 Pet. 3:21–22)
IN THE 1997 MOVIE TITANIC, a scene depicts a lifeboat maneuvering through frozen corpses in the ocean. Rescuers search for anyone who might still be alive. They don’t give up hope that someone may have survived, however slim the chance. A drowning woman hears the oars scrape slowly through the icy waves and, with her faint strength, blows as hard as she can into a whistle. It barely makes a sound. Yet the rescuers cock their ears and eventually hear her call for help.
This is a moving scene because of its metaphor of God’s love for all of us. Sin has flooded this world and sunk our ship of self-sufficiency. We bob helplessly in its wake. Many will succumb, but a few will look up and see the lifeboat—the ark of salvation—and cry out however they can. We are saved when we cry out for Jesus to rescue us.
Peter reminded us that Noah and his family survived the flood. The ark kept them safe. Today, Jesus is our ark of safety. He saves all who choose to blow the whistle, calling out to Him to be rescued. Let’s pass the whistle on to others and give them the opportunity to live and not perish.
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Julie B. Cosgrove is a widowed Christian author and speaker who lives in Fort Worth, Texas. She is involved with women’s and outreach ministries.