Rescue the Perishing

I don't know if YOU were one of the "billion" who tuned in at one time or another as the Chilean miners were rescued yesterday...but I was. And I am tuckered out!  I have cried; I have SOBBED! I have prayed; I have praised. And I have been making spiritual analogies all the while as I have considered the darkness--the destiny of people who have not secured their eternal salvation by personal faith in Jesus Christ.  I have longed for the joy of seeing people come to Jesus.  The words of an old Fanny Crosby gospel song kept going through my mind. Maybe YOU know it...
  1. 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.
    • Refrain:
      Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
      Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 were broken will vibrate once more.
  4. Rescue the perishing, duty demands it;
    Strength for thy labor the Lord will provide;
    Back to the narrow way patiently win them;
    Tell the poor wand’rer a Savior has died.

I want to "wear" Jesus on MY "sleeve" today!  He is truly the HOPE of the world
God has given a billion people a witness.
We are without excuse!
 "From the time the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky and all that God made.  They can clearly see his invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature.  So they have NO EXCUSE WHATSOEVER for not knowing God."
Romans 1:20


  1. Amen Rebecca, I agree completely. It
    was a wondrous thing how God worked!
    I pray the effects of His mercy will
    be far-reaching and He will continue
    to be glorified and many receive Him
    as Savior. We are without excuse.

  2. Rebecca,
    Like you I monitored the rescue operations...and I was emotional about it too. Prayed, cried, rejoiced, hoped, prayed, and cried some more. Couldn't help but be proud of the Chilean president, and the nation as a whole. It is indeed a defining moment for them.

    But yes, what a great analogy it was, to be plucked out of darkness and brought into marvelous light.

    Rescue the perishing while we still can.

    I also read up on the past posts of yours that I have missed. Loved the picture of the tree clapping behind your house... and the bible with the red leaf on it...and the white pumpkin... and your assorment of scissors. The story of the 85 year old woman who died in a terrible road accident was sobering.

    I enjoyed my time here today, getting to know you some more through your posts these past days.


  3. Yep, I want to wear Jesus on my sleeve was facinating to watch. I did not watch it all day long of course, but I never did see the media make reference to the T-Shirts, did you??

  4. No, Jacquelyn, but I didn't begin watching until about #26 or so...and I just had it running at the side of my laptop screen. There was no English commentary, so I wouldn't know.

  5. God is merciful and good and what a grand witness some of theses miners were when they gave credit to the Lord in front of the world. Of course the world is only focusing on the men who had the mistress's.:(

  6. Dee, Of course no one knows the "hearts", but God DID get a message out for those who had eyes to see.

  7. Oh, I SO agree!! Love that old song, which we still sing at church.

  8. It has been a gift to watch this rescue... certainly buoyed my heart and faith. I imagine there will be stories a plenty in the days to come. My eldest son has been particularly moved by this...



Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)