The Rescued

I stopped to say hello to a man and his dog outside of Home Depot. The dog was a medium sized mixed breed the color of butterscotch. Her eyes were gentle. 

“Do you have a dog?” the man asked. 

“Yes,” I replied, “I have two- a grumpy little schnauzer and a 70 lb rescue mutt.” 

 “Oh,” he said, “my dog is a rescue too, but she is also a rescuer! She is good at finding the lost. She has found lost puppies, children, cats…and even a bird once!”

“She has a couple of $500.00 rewards to her credit but we don’t keep them. We give them to the animal shelter.”

I told him how wonderful that was, said my good-byes and went on my way. 

The rescued became the rescuer…what a beautiful picture of how God wants His redeemed children to live. 

We who have received comfort from Christ are to pass that comfort on to others. (2 Corinthians 1:4)
We who have been brought home are to show others the way. (2 Corinthians 5:20)

We who have been forgiven are to forgive others. (Matthew 6:12)

We, the rescued, are called to joyfully pass along the grace we have received. 

Just a reduced pup and his friend….

3 Replies to “The Rescued”

  1. Really like that! The rescued become the rescuers. That is beautiful! And challenging.

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