I will rescue my flock from their mouths, and it will no longer be food for them. (Ezek. 34:10)
Expanded Passage: Ezekiel 34:7-10
For more than a century, SOS has been the universal signal used to call for help. Originally transmitted by Morse code—three dots, three dashes, three dots—it was the signal agreed upon internationally as a way for ships and aircraft to send out a distress call, informing others that something isn’t right. SOS is a way of letting someone know that rescue is needed.
The reality of humanity is that we are all in need of rescue, and we are completely incapable of rescuing ourselves. The incredible thing is that we serve a God who has rescued and continues to rescue us on a daily basis. Because he loves and cares for us so much, he provided a way for us to be saved by sacrificing his only Son.
It’s hard for me to even comprehend the depth of God’s compassion for his children, but the prophet Ezekiel reminded us that God is our protector, and he will always rescue his sheep. This is who God has been from the very beginning of time. From Genesis to Revelation, we see over and over God’s beautiful plan to rescue his people.
Whatever you may be experiencing in your life today, I pray that you will hold fast to the God who is your source of rescue.
Thank God for his goodness in rescuing you.
Deborah Rhodes is colead pastor of Parkside Church in Greenville, S.C. She is passionate about studying and teaching God’s Word.
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