Rescue—such a powerful word, and one that portrays the very nature of God! He is a God of rescue. The cross is the epitome of rescue—God reaching into our broken situations, where we were bound by sin and unable to save ourselves, to deliver us and make us His own. It follows, then, that rescue is the nature of the church He created through that cross. All around the world and in our neighborhoods, there are people who need to be rescued—from sin, from slavery, and from senseless suffering.
Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.