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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Inspired by . . . Hymns of Faith: Rescue the Perishing




It bears reminding, that it is the divine image in every person (Gen 1:26-27) that gives life intrinsic dignity and value - regardless of race, color, sex, age, social standing, or political viewpoint.

EVERY person is worthy of salvation.

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 
Isaiah 61:1

Every Christian should take this appointment seriously and do their part, as the Spirit leads, to proclaim the Gospel.

Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
snatch them in pity from sin and the grave;
weep o'er the erring one, lift up the fallen,
tell them of Jesus, the mighty to save.

Fanny J. Crosby was no stranger to proclaiming the Gospel. She wrote the words to this challenging hymn in 1869 after one of her weekly visits to the New York City Bowery Mission. The Spirit prompted her to speak about a man who had left his mother's home and teaching. At the end of the service, a young man of 18 came forward. . . and was rescued.

It is not our part to judge who is worthy - all are worthy. It is our part to proclaim the Truth.

Though they are slighting Him, still He is waiting,
waiting the penitent child to receive;
plead with them earnestly, plead with them gently.
He will forgive if they only believe.

We never know who may hear . . .

Down in the human heart, crushed by the tempter,
feelings lie buried that grace can restore;
touched by a loving heart, wakened by kindness,
chords that are broken will vibrate once more.

Rescue the perishing,
care for the dying;
Jesus is merciful,
Jesus will save.

. . . and be saved.

Blessings,


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